COX, William Clive

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
William Cox 41 Independent Commando
Marine William Cox was reported missing on 29 November 1950 during operations at Chosin Reservoir Korea. He was later found to be a prisoner of war.
 
Extract from the Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 9th March 1951.
"Codnor Marine Prisoner in Korea.
A message broadcast over Peking Radio on Monday has allayed anxiety in the Codnor home of Mr. and Mrs. William Cox. The message said that their 23-year old son, Marine Commando William Clive Cox who was taken prisoner by the Communists in Korea, is in good health and being well treated. Marine Cox was reported missing last November, but in January his parents received official notification that he had been captured. Marine Cox, who had previously served in the Royal Engineers, joined the Marines last June alter finding civilian life dull. He was flown out to Korea last autumn in civilian clothes. He is single and was formerly employed by G. C. Ogle and Sons. Ltd., of Ripley."
 
Sources
Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 15 December 1950.
Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press - Friday 9 March 1951.
[Image] Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 25 August 1950 © Trinity Mirror. 
 

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