Rifleman Thomas Cox

Age: 27. Died: 31st July 1917.

Thomas was working as a horseman at North End farm, Hightown, near Crosby, when the war began. He was the brother of Patrick Cox and was married to Elizabeth. He enlisted as a rifleman with the 5th Battalion of The King’s Regiment (Liverpool) and is commemorated at the Ypres (Menin Gate) memorial, Belgium. On the 18th October 1917 the London Gazette reported that Thomas Cox had been posthumously awarded the Military Medal for bravery by King George V.