Thomas Cox

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2065
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion, 'A' Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 09/05/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 07.07.1890
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 47 Carnegie Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Caldrum Works, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Annie Cox, 73 Curve St, East Dedham, Boston, Mass, USA

  • Father:

    James Cox, 73 Curve St, East Dedham, Boston, Mass, USA

  • Siblings:

    William & Mary

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Cox

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. He was the brother of Pte William Cox 12269, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, who was killed in action 17.05.1915.

DUNDEE SOLDIER MISSING.

Mr J. Cox, 47 Carnegie Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that his son, Private Thomas Cox, 2nd Black Watch, is missing.

The intimation states that Pte. Cox was posted as “missing” on 9th inst., and attached is a printed message which reads :–“The term “missing” does not necessarily mean that the soldier is killed or wounded.  He may be an unwounded prisoner of war or temporarily separated from his regiment.”

Pte. Cox is 25 years of age and travelled to France with his regiment from India.  His brother, Pte. Wm. Cox is at the front with the 2d Highland Light Infantry.

Dundee Courier 31st May 1915

 

DUNDEE SOLDIER WHO WAS REPORTED MISSING

IS NOW BELIEVED TO BE KILLED.

Private Thomas Cox, 2d Black Watch, who was posted as missing on 9th May, is now believed to have been killed.

His relatives, who reside at 47 Carnegie Street, Dundee, received a letter to this effect from the chaplain of the Black Watch yesterday.  Deceased, who was 25 years of age, had been four years with the colours, three and a half of which were served in India.  Previous to enlistment he was employed at Caldrum Works.  He had been at the front for nine months.  Another brother, Private William Cox, of the H.L.I., has been in the firing line for seven months.

Dundee Courier 9th June 1915

Information supplied by Mary Margaret Gow & Gary Thomson, additional information and images kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about Thomas Cox? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: