Sergeant Victor John 'Jack' Cox
The following information is provided by Angela Cox and posted by Pete R.:
Jack 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 DSO). Jack and two of his six siblings Owen (my grandfather) and Ken, were members of the Territorial Army and were sent to war the day after its outbreak. Owen and Ken survived the war. Jack was captured with members of 14 ( Arctic) Commando whilst on a raiding party (Operation Checkmate) at Haugesund in Norway on 29th April 1943. Eventually taken to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and shot.
In memory of Sergeant 5671612 VICTOR JOHN COX ( Jack )
Somerset Light Infantry and No. 12 Commando
who died on 02 February 1945 age 26
Remembered with honour at the BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL