Jack Scott Cox

Flying Officer Jack Scott Cox, J22347
Brockville, Ontario
Royal Canadian Air Force 

Flying Officer Cox is sponsored by the Clearihue Family.
Flying Officer Cox était parrainé par la famille Clearihue.

Birth place and date: Jack was born in Brockville, ON on 30 September 1920.

Home town: Jack grew up in Brockville, ON.

Religion: Jack was a member of the Protestant Church.

Occupation: Before the war, Jack served as a junior clerk at CIBC Brockville.

Marital Status: Jack was married.

Next of kin: Jack’s next of kin was his father, George Eustace Cox.

Medals: Jack was awarded the Memorial Cross.

Burial location: Jack is buried at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 23 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

Jack Scott Cox was an aircrew pilot who fought and died with honour during the Second World War. Unfortunately, his life was cut short on 6 June 1944 at just the age of 23.

The community he came from had respected him even before he had gone off to fight for our country. Though he was only ranked as a junior clerk, he was well known at the CIBC Brockville, Ontario.

Jack’s parents were George and Agnes Cox. Jack’s wife Hilda described Jack as having been a very gentle and a loving man. She also said that he was very well respected and a handsome and proud soldier. The two had been married for only three months before he left for war.

Though Jack is no longer with us, he remains with us in our hearts. He was a brave and respectable fighter and was missed deeply by all who knew him. Though his life was short, it was well lived and we hope that his name will never be forgotten. He deserves to be remembered.

Witten by: DJ, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
DJ, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

This Tribute Profile contains available biographical information on one of the Canadians who died on Juno Beach on 6 June 1944. The profile also recognizes the individual or organization who generously sponsored this soldier, and includes a message of thanks and remembrance for their sacrifice. This information is available in the soldier’s native tongue and has been compiled by the Lest We Forget program and, in some cases, through the generosity of individuals connected with the soldiers.  Due to the inconsistency of historical records and the sparse availability of first-hand witnesses, we know more about some than others. If you would like to contribute any material or help in our efforts to present the biographies in both French and English, please contact: jbca@junobeach.org.

Ce portrait contient des informations biographiques relatives à l’un des Canadiens qui sont morts sur la plage Juno, le 6 juin 1944. Il porte également mention de la personne ou de l’organisation qui a généreusement parrainé ce soldat, ainsi qu’un message de remerciement en souvenir de son sacrifice. Ces informations sont disponibles dans la langue maternelle du soldat et ont été compilées par le programme Lest We Forget et, dans certains cas, grâce à la générosité des personnes liées aux soldats. En raison de la disparité des documents historiques et des rares témoins de l’époque, nous ne disposons pas de la même quantité d’information sur tous les soldats. Si vous souhaitez compléter notre documentation ou nous aider dans nos efforts pour présenter les biographies en français et en anglais, merci de contacter : jbca@junobeach.org.