D.C.M. 1914/15 trio, MID, Memorial Plaque, 7/Dragoon Gds, D.C.M. for Kut-al-Amara, as desert lone rider. Severely wounded & horse killed. Taken P.O.W. at fall of Kut and died in Turkish hands

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D.C.M. (GV), 1914/15 trio, MID, Memorial Plaque,

Pte F.R. Cox,  7th. D. Gds,

With his brothers Memorial Plaque

D.C.M. L.G. 22/1/1916 7th Dragoon Guards attached 34 Div. Signals

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Kut-al-Amara, on 28 September, 1915. He made great efforts to repair a damaged cable, and only desisted  after coming under the fire of marauding Arabs for the third time. His horse was killed, and he spent the night in the desert alone.'

M.I.D. L.G. 5/4/1916

From the National Roll for the Great War

'He was in the Army at the outbreak of war, and was drafted to Mesopotamia in 1915. In this seat of operations he took part in the seige of Kut, and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous bravery  in repairing a damaged cable under heavy fire, when his horse was killed  and he being badly wounded , spent the night alone in the desert until he was found by the Field Ambulance.' (it erroneously also states still serving in 1920)

Taken prisoner of war at the fall of Kut, 29/4/1916,  he died in Turkish hands,  31/7/1916, at Mardin, Turkey and commemorated on the Basra Memorial.

Stated as born Lucknow, India and of 2, Blackford Street, Winson Green, Birmingham aged 27 at time of death

His brother was k.i.a. with the 1/8 Royal Warwicks 16/5/1915, aged 20, and of the same address as his brother

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