Private Ernest Cox
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 57234

Battalion : 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at West Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire and lived at Bulwell., Nottingham. Son of William and Fanny Cox, of Small Drove Lane, West Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. Husband of Ada Allen Townsend (formerly Cox), of 25, Morris Road, Balby, Doncaster. He was a warehouseman and carter prior to enlisting at Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. Killed in action, 20th July 1917, aged 25, whilst on a working party at Marengo ammunition dump near the Yser canal, Ypres.

Buried/Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

His brother Private Bertie Cox, 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Photograph of name or grave not yet obtained.
Private Ernest Cox is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
St. Bartholomew's Church War Memorial, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire.