Theren Charles Cox

September 15, 2017
On June 10, 2017 I got a Facebook request from Lou Cox, asking me to adopt the grave of his father, Theren Cox, who is buried at the Henri-Chapelle American cemetery in Hombourg, Belgium. I immediately contacted the new adoption program to ask if his grave was still available to adopt, but since it is a new program, they are overwhelmed with e-mails and questions so I had to be patient for a reply. Today I was happy to read their answer that his grave is still available to adopt, so I immediately applied to adopt the grave of Theren Cox. I am very honoured his son asked me personally to adopt the grave of his father.

Before the war

Theren Cox was born in Crossville, Tennessee in the United States. He grew up in Hillsborough County in New Hampshire.

Tennessee, USA

Crossville, Tennessee





New Hampshire, USA

Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Theren went to grammar school school.

After grammar school he was a motorman. Before he entered service he worked for a Wood Preserving Company.

Theren married Ruby Cox. They had three children together, David, Louis and Ann.

In the army

Theren entered service on March 18, 1944 in Fort Devens, Massachusetts as a Private.

Fort Devens

Fort Devens

In August of 1944 Theren crossed the ocean to take part in the war in Europe. He was promoted from Private to Staff Sergeant.

Therens death

Theren died on November 2, 1944 during the Battle of the Huertgen Forest. He is buried at the Henri-Chapelle American cemetery in Hombourg, Belgium.

Henri-Chapelle American cemetery and memorial, Hombourg, Belgium

109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division

109th Infantry Regiment

28th Infantry Division

Staff Sergeant

More information soon.


More information soon.

Personal information

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service # 31456255
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division
Entered service from: New Hampshire

Born: January 22, 1916 in Crosville, Tennessee
Hometown: Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Died: November 2, 1944 in the Huertgen Forest, Germany
Status: killed in action (KIA)

Buried: Plot A, row 7, grave 17, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Awards: Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Father: Floyd Cox
Mother: Lucy (Patterson) Cox
Wife: Ruby Cox
Sons: David and Louis
Daughter: Ann
Brother: Hershell
Sisters: Cora, Sylvia, Winona, Phylis, Eunice

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