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Frank Cox

Serjeant. East Yorkshire Regiment. 11th Battalion

Frank was born in Barton and married Eugenie Upton at the Methodist Chapel in Ulceby just after the outbreak of war in 1914. He never really lived at Ulceby because he was already in the army and was killed a couple of years later.

Eugenie lived in her parent’s public house - the New Inn. The building is still standing and in fact is at the opposite side on the road to the War Memorial - the west side. Frank worked at the Hopper’s cycle factory in Barton and also played football for the local Barton team.

He was killed on the late evening of June 26th 1916 near the German strongpoint at Serre during a trench raid. Frank was shot in the head when the raiding party was spotted by a German sentry just short of the German line and came under intense fire.

He is also remembered on the Barton War Memorial with three of his cousins.


Thanks to Chris Cox for the photos and information.

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