COX, Hugh Wilfred
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 . 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 .
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 .
The death of Pte. Hugh Wilfred Cox (2 Cdo) of Mold, Clwyd, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 77 issued September 1983.Sources  St Nazaire Society website.  British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 /National Archives file WO417/41. [2a] Liverpool Echo newspaper 4th April 1942.  British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
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