Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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James Nelson Cox
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1681
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 09/05/1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Montrose
- Address: 64 Hilltown, Dundee
Margaret Cox, 64 Hilltown, Dundee
More about James Nelson Cox
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the brother of Pte William Cox 8265, 1st Battalion, Black Watch who was killed in action 31.10.1914.
Pte. James Cox, 1st Black Watch, fell on 9th May. His mother, who lives at 64 Hilltown, received official intimation yesterday. Another son, Pte. W. Cox, also of the 1st Black Watch, has been missing since 26th October.
Dundee Courier 4th June 1915
Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson and Michael Caldwell
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