Cox, Edward


War Service:
Private 1087 EDWARD COX of 451 Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps died on 6 February 1919, aged 48. The Royal Defence Corps was formed in 1917 from the Home Service battalions of infantry regiments. These usually comprised men who were too old or too unfit for front line, overseas service. The Corps provided men to guard key locations such as bridges and ports and to guard PoW camps.

Location of Memorial:
He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

He was the son of George Cox and husband of Charlotte Ada Cox of 361 Evelyn Street, Deptford. They married in the autumn of 1914.


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