Other names: Edwin John
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetEast Cholderton, Amport, Andover, HampshireHorsham, Sussex
Story: 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.