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Mapperley Nottingham
He was the son of Frederick and Emma Cox of 14 Leger Terrace Westminster Street St Ann's Nottingham. He was the brother of Fred, Harry, Ernest, Horace, Oliver and Violet Cox. He married Rose Hickling on 25th December 1909 at St Judes Church, Mapperley his address was 34 Querneby Road, Mapperley they had a daughter Winifred Cox (born 31/5/1912). On 27th April 1918 his widow was informed by letter from the Ministry of Pensions that she would be receiving a pension of 20 shillings and five pence in respect of her and her child with effect from 20th May 1918.
In 1911 he was a transferer in the litho printing trade.
07 Nov 1917
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34 Querneby Road Woodborough Road Mapperley Nottingham
Sapper
Royal Engineers
Sapper Alfred Cox, attested at Nottingham on 5th December 1915 , he gave his age as 29 yrs and 11 months, his occupation was that of a lithographic printer, his address was 34 Querneby Road, Mapperley. He was placed into the reserves the following day and was mobilised on 1st November 1916 . He served with the, Royal Engineers and embarked from Devonport on 29th May 1917 to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarking at Basra on 6th August 1917. He was admitted to the Basra General Hospital on 30th October 1917 with sickness and by the 5th November was dangerously ill with typhoid. He died as a result of typhoid on 7th November 1917 and was buried in Basra War Cemetery (Grave Reference: I F 2).
'In memoriam' notice published 7th November 1918, Nottingham Evening Post :- COX. – In ever-loving memory of my dear husband, Sapper Alfred Cox, Royal Engineers, late of Mapperley, who died in hospital abroad November 7th, 1917, from typhoid. Sadly missed. For ever in our thoughts. – Wife and [illegible]. “COX. – In loving memory of Sapper Alfred Cox, who died November 7th, 1917, abroad. A noble laid laid down. – From mother-in-law, father, brothers, sisters, Bob (in France). “COX. – In loving memory of a dear son and brother, Spr. Alfred Cox, Mapperley, who died of fever abroad November 7th, 1917. Dearly loved, so sadly missed by us all. “COX. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Spr. Alfred Cox, died abroad November 7th, 1917. Fondly remembered. – Harry, wife, and family.” Above in memoriam are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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