WW1 Project Walter Jonah COX <BACK





Warnham Address
7 Sunnyside, Friday St.
Date & Place of Birth
1st May 1893 Warnham
Occupation
Gardener, Butcher
Enlisted
13th Nov 1913, mobilized 5th Aug 1915
Regiment(s)
4th (Reserve) Battalion TF, the Royal Sussex Regiment
Machine Gun Corps
Rank
Sergeant
Regimental No(s)
1729
49468
Service Record

Posted to Egypt, fought at Suvla Bay Gallipoli
Transferred to MGC 160th Co. 11th Jul 1916
Promoted to Cpl. 12th Jul 1916

Awarded MM for 'gallantry and devotion to duty' 4th Nov 1917
Demob. 31st Jul 1919

Awards
Military Medal, Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914-15 Star
Died
Q4 1979 Sutton
Source(s)
Service Record, Medal Card, PRO Register, Parish Magazine
Notes

Next of Kin is Aunt, Mrs Branch of Church St.
Middle name often given as Jonas
Known as Joe

January 1918 Warnham Parish Magazine:

Joe Cox – Out there in he has shown of what good stuff he is made and he had been awarded the Military Medal. These extracts from his officer's letter will be read with great interest:

Dear Corporal Cox – Well done. I am more pleased than I can say to know that your thoroughly good and reliable work has been rewarded. You thoroughly deserved it, even on the work you did before Sunday, for you handled the Section under trying circumstances when Mr Butler and I as well as the sergeant were away. It was a great blow to me to have to leave you, but I hope to be back with you shortly as my leg is all right and I am quite fit and well. Read also tells me that you did well on Tuesday. I was not surprised to hear that, as you always do well as far as I can see. Yours sincerely W H Vetch