COX, Victor John

Known as: 
Jack
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Somerset Light Infantry
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5671612
Born: 
Wednesday, December 18, 1918
Died : 
Friday, February 2, 1945
Executed
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Roll of Honour: 
Sergeant Victor John 'Jack' Cox, No 12 Commando, was assigned to No.14 Commando for Operation Checkmate.  He was captured on the raid at Kopervik in Norway on 29th April 1943.  He was imprisoned and later executed after being taken to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and shot.  
 
Jack Cox was born in 1919 and grew up in North Cadbury, Somerset. His father Harry, a postman, was seriously wounded in WWI whilst rescuing an officer under heavy fire for which he was awarded the DCM. Jack and two of his six siblings Owen and Ken, were members of the Territorial Army and were sent to war the day after its outbreak. Owen and Ken survived the war.  [Source: Angela Cox, granddaughter of Jack's brother Owen.]
 

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