1914 Star, BWM and Victory, Private Charles Cox, Scots Guards and Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
Private Cox enlisted before the war on 20th January 1914 and as an Old Contemptible landed in France on 7th October 1914 and earned the clasp for being under fire in the early battles of 1914.
As part of 2nd Battalion they landed at Zeebrugge and took part in the First Battle of Ypres, then taking part in the Christmas Truce of 1914.
They participated in many hard battles during the war.
On 1st February 1917, Cox was transferred to the Machine Gun Guards Regiment which had formed into the Machine Gun Guards during 1917 from various Machine Gun Companies of the Guards Division.
After the war he was discharged on 20th February 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge, under K.R. 392/16a, which means no longer physically fit for war service, being surplus to military requirements having suffered impairment since entry into the service.
Likely caused by a very taxing war and having to man heavy machine guns throughout the war such as the Vickers