COX, Hugh Wilfred

Liverpool Scottish QOCH
Service number: 
Private Hugh Cox 2 Commando

Private Hugh Cox, 5 Troop, was one of the commando contingent on board HMS Campbeltown during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire in March 1942 [1].  He was wounded, losing the tips of several fingers on his right hand and had other wounds to his body. He was evacuated back to hospital in the UK [2].

Hugh Cox was educated at Bedford Road School in Bootle and before enlisting was a postman in the Liverpool main Post Office. He had previously won several swimming trophies at Bootle swimming championships [2]. 

The death of Pte. Hugh Wilfred Cox (2 Cdo) of Mold, Clwyd, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 77 issued September 1983.

[1] St Nazaire Society website.
[2] British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 /National Archives file WO417/41.
[2a] Liverpool Echo newspaper 4th April 1942.
[2] British Newspaper Archive (website; The British Library Board.

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