Edwin John Cox

Surname: Cox
Other names: Edwin John
Other people in this story:
James Edwin Cox
Esther Cox (nee Kelly)
Florence Mabel Nepper
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
East Cholderton, Amport, Andover, Hampshire
Horsham, Sussex

Edwin John Cox was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Aug 1896 the son of James Edwin Cox, a sawyer, and Esther Cox (nee Kelly).   The family had moved to Hampshire by the 1901 Census and Edwin eventually obtained employment as a Houseboy in East Cholderton, Amport, Andover, Hampshire, by 1911.   He enlisted with the Royal Naval Air Service on 8 Mar 1918 (Service No. F51902) but transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 31 Mar 1918 as an Air Mechanic Class 2 (Engine Fitter) (Service No. 252006).  He was discharged on 8 May 1919.  He married Florence Mabel Nepper in Horsham, Sussex, in 1927.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 13 Lime Avenue, Horsham, Sussex, working as a Gas Works Fitter.  His death was recorded in Horsham on 29 Apr 1949.


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