COX, Cecil Ernest Robert
Corporal Cecil Cox, 1 troop, died on the 22nd March 1944 of wounds received on the 18/19 March 1944 during a raid on the village of Grohote in the island of Solta [1+2].
The No 2 Commando War Diary dated 23rd March 1944 states "Cpl. Cox, wounded in the Solta raid and who died of his wounds the previous evening, was buried in the British Naval Cemetery, Vis." .In a post war recording held at the Imperial War Museum, Signalman Herbert John 'Johnny' Morris No 2 Commando 1 troop, describes the incident leading to the fatal wounding. Sig. Morris stated that a group of Germans had raised a white flag of surrender. Cox, described as one of the Police Intakes, stood up and the enemy immediately opened fire with a Spandau. The Commandos then engaged and killed the enemy. Treated by the Medical Officer, Captain McWilliams, the wounded Cox was taken back to Vis, but died of his wounds and was buried in the Naval Cemetery .