Saturday 23 May 2009

Corporal Edward Wyatt Cox

Born on 27 Noveber 1893 in Surrey, England - son of Sophie Cox, Gilford, England - at time of enlistment in 1915: trade as driver, married, no current military service, previously served five months in the "36 Pell A. Inf.", Church of England, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 29 July 1915 (number 144639) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England as a corporal on 6 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - returned to Canada on 13 June 1919 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.91)

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