Sunday 14 July 2013

Private Edward Wallace Cox

Born on 29 October 1896 in Minden, Ontario - son of John Cox, Minden, Ontario - at time of enlistment in 1915: present address in Minden, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current military service, previously served in the 45th Regiment in 1913, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Minden, Ontario, on 12 December 1915 (number 726046) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery (grave A.1), France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Cox's headstone that I took in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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