Arthur John Cox

Name

Arthur John Cox

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

13/10/1915
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Bombardier
1626
Royal Field Artillery
2nd/1st Norfolk Battery, East Anglian Brigade

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery, Norfolk
F. 149. 1065.
United Kingdom

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial

Pre War

Born in 1894 son of Richard and Harriet Cox of 50 Victoria Road, Great Yarmouth.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Great Yarmouth. Killed by a Zeppelin raid in Hertford town while on leave. Oberleutnant-zur-See W. Peterson, in the then new German Zeppelin L16, bombed Hertford at 2200 on 13 Oct 1915 after mistaking the River Lea for the Thames. He thought that he was attacking East London when he dropped 48 incendiary and explosive bombs. The bombs from L16 killed 9 people and injured 15.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox