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Hubert Charles Cox

In memory of:

Lieutenant Hubert Charles Cox

March 24, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

CDN/204

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Devonshire Regiment

Division:

12th

Additional Information


Hubert Cox was a member of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, died while serving with the Devonshire Regiment as a CANLOAN Officer. Husband of Gladys Cox, of Stratford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 506 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. H. 1.

Location:

Holten is a village 20 kilometres east of the town of Deventer, on the main A1 motorway from Amsterdam to Bremen in Germany. Following the A1 motorway, turn off at exit 26 and follow the N332 in the direction of Holten. Follow the N332 until reaching a signpost for Holterberg. Turn right onto the N344 in the direction of Holten, then at the T junction turn left towards Holten and follow this road to the roundabout. Take second exit then turn first right towards Holterberg. Follow this road uphill until you see a green Commission sign pointing to the right. Turn right down the track and follow to the end. Turn left and the cemetery lies along here on the left hand side.

Historical Information: The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities the remains of over 1,300 Canadian soldiers were brought together into this cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Charles Cox– Charles Cox was born on September 15, 1919, son of Mr. And Mrs Harold C. Cox of 1291 York Street, and husband of Gladys Cox, Stratford. He enlisted in
the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps in London on September 9, 1939 and trained as a paratroop officer. In the United Kingdom, he was loaned to the Britsh Army and was attached to the Devonshire Regiment, which formed part of the 6th
British Airborne Regiment. In the early hours of March 24, 1945, he was wounded while a passenger in a an ssault glider and was crushed in glider crash.
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (2)
  • Holten Canadian War Cemetery (1)
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