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Coxon, T.H., Pte., 1918
In Lapugnoy Military Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 50032 Private Thomas Henry Coxon, serving with the Lancashire Fusiliers who died 18/04/1918.

His great nephew, Leslie Forrest, has supplied the following information:

Thomas Henry Coxon was born March/May 1899 at 25 Pine Street, South Moor, Stanley. Thomas was the son of Benjamin and Mary and the family lived with his grandfather, Alexander Coxon. There were three daughters Mary Isabella, Harriet Ann and Elizabeth Ellen (1911 Census). Benjamin was a Coal Miner - Hewer.

Thomas Henry enrolled at Stanley and joined the Lancashire Fusiliers, Service Number 50032. After training he embarked to France and joined up with the 2nd Battalion. He died from wounds on 18th April 1918, aged about 19, and is buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery Pas de Calais France (6 kilometres west of Bethune).

Thomas Henry Coxon is remembered at South Moor on S129.01

The CWGC entry for Private Coxon

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk