Cox, Floyd Gordon

Regimental Number: 231672
Rank: Private
Branch: 202nd Battalion; 31st Battalion

Floyd was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on January 25, 1898. He enlisted in Edmonton on June 15, 1916. Floyd received a gunshot wound to his right thigh at Ypres (Passchendaele) in November of 1917. After the war he settled at NE23 and SW24-72-1-W6, where he built a three room frame house, quite possibly the first lumber house built in the area. However, though he spent part of the winter of 1919-1920 on his homestead, Floyd never returned after 1920 and the land reverted to the soldier’s settlement board.

Sources: Across the Smoky p. 23