Cox, H H
HAROLD HENRY COX
Remembered with honour Etaples Military Cemetery: Plot XVIII, Row M, Grave 21A.
He enlisted in Wood Green, Middx, and was formerly Private 18th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, was wounded in action 23 April and died of the wounds. Unfortunately, Harold’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Harold in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 19 May 1917; plus In Memoriams in the issues dated 11 May 1918 and 17 May 1919.
Son of Henry Thomas and Priscilla Emma (nee McCABE) COX of Bushey, Herts.
His parents married 1877 in the St Pancras, London, district. Priscilla died 1924 in Bushey aged 67, and was buried 2 February at St James’, Bushey; Henry died 20 March 1935 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 23 March, also at St James.
Harold was born 1888 in Bushey, and baptised 29 July 1888 at St James’, Bushey. He attended Watford Grammar School from January to December 1901, and resided in Bushey.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and nine siblings. On the 1911 Census, an apprentice fine art printer aged 22, he still lived in Bushey, with his parents and seven siblings.
Unit7th* (Extra Reserve) Battalion
Date of death14/05/1917
Age at death28
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)