James McGregor Cox

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 3/3278
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion, 'C' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 41
  • Date of Death: 13/10/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 9 Logie St, Lochee
  • Occupation: Caledon Shipyard, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Cox

  • Father:

    Patrick Cox

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Isabella Miller Cox, 9 Logie St, Lochee

  • Children:

    Ann, born 12.10.1908, Mary, born 23.11.1912 & Helen, born 03.06.1915

More about James McGregor Cox

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

James McGregor Cox   3/3278  1st Black Watch

DUNDEE BLACK WATCH CORPORAL’S FATE.

What is the fate of Corporal James Cox, 1st Black Watch?  Mrs Cox, who resides at 3 Thorter Row, Dundee, some time ago received information that he had been killed.  She sent the letter, which came from a captain, to the War Office, and on Saturday received intimation from the Record Office, Perth, that her husband is missing.

Corporal Cox, who is 41 years of age, went through the South African War.  His time having expired, he enlisted in his former regiment at the outbreak of war, and has been in France for about eleven months.

He was formerly employed in the Caledon Shipyard.

Dundee Courier 29th November 1915

2ND Report

James McGregor Cox   3/3278   Black Watch

LOCHEE CORPORAL KILLED.

Corporal J. M. Cox, of the Black Watch, who was reported missing a year ago, is now officially reported as having been killed at that time.

Corporal Cox saw service in the Boer War.  On the outbreak of war, he was in the National Reserve, and volunteered for active service.  Deceased had been at the front for about a year.  He leaves a widow and three children, who reside at 9 Logie Street, Lochee.

Dundee Courier 4th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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