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The names of 197 local men who lost their lives in World War I are
inscribed on the bells of the Memorial Community Church in Plaistow. They are our local heroes

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George William Cox

Private
Royal West Surrey
Born
East Ham - c. 1896
Died
France and Flanders - 5 September 1918
Age
22
Death
Killed in action
Served in
Royal West Surrey
Awards
Unknown
Memorials
East Ham Book of Remembrance
Lived
5 Springfield Road, East Ham

George William's story

Bell has Sgt G W Cox.

Service Number
G/68397
Mother
Alice
Father
George
Spouse
Unknown
Buried
Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey
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  1. Yvette Steadman
    April 14, 2017
    1:10 am

    I think there may be some confusion, George William Cox,(private) my Great Uncle was 19 when he was killed in action at Flanders, he has no grave but is listed on the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium.(from war grave commission website) His parents were Alice & George as above.

    There was another George William Cox who died 2 days earlier from West Ham (Ancestry uk website) but a dffrerent regiment

    So 2 local heroes.

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