The death of William Cox (killed in action)


November 6, 1915
The sad news was received at Blackpool on Saturday that William Cox a former well-known League professional footballer, had died earlier in the day in a Birmingham hospital from the effects of wounds sustained while fighting in the Dardanelles.

Cox was shot in the leg, and suffered from dysentery. He was on Friday visited by his brother, John Cox, the ex-Liverpool outside left.

The deceased saw service with Bury, Preston North End, Dundee, and Hearts Football Clubs.

Cox it will be recalled, played centre forward for Dundee.
(Evening Telegraph: November 8, 1915)

One comment

  1. William Cox also played for Bradford Park Avenue in 1907-8, when the club were in the Southern League. He joined Park Avenue from Hearts in November 1907.

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