Samuel Richardson Cox
b. 1843, Brailsford, Derbys.
m. Eliza Adshead
Samuel d. 1904, (Oldbury Hall).
David George Samuel Richardson Cox
Fighter pilot and Wing Commander David Cox flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain. As a young sergeant he was part of the (Douglas) Bader Wing.
David was posted in May 1942 to No.72 Squadron as it left for Algeria in Operation Torch, the allied landings in north-west Africa.
Cox proved to be one of the most successful fighter pilots in the campaign and was awarded the DFC for inspiring leadership and promoted to Flight Commander.
By the end of his tour of duty in 1943 having been credited with another eight aircraft destroyed he had added the Bar to his DFC.
Cox was promoted to Wing Commander (Flying) of No. 909 Wing in April 1945 when he left for Burma. He retired from the RAF in March 1946.
David's success did not end there, subsequently becoming chief buyer for a leading retail division involving 350 retail units.
Notwithstanding all this, David kept his connections with the RAF and at the age of 60 and on the day the RAF celebrated its anniversary, he flew in a two seater supersonic Lightning.
Samuel Walker Cox
b. 1878, Croxall, nr. Derby
1: m. Lilian Louise.
Lilian b. 1878, USA, d. 1925.
2. Partner: Mabel (no other records).
Samuel d. 28 June 1924 (traffic accident)
1: Maisie Vivian Lillian Walker Cox b. 1900.
1: Mervyn Cox b. 1901..o
2: David George Samuel Richardson Cox
b. April 18th, 1920, Southsea, Hampshire. David d. January 20, 2004 (see panel left).
b. 1845, Stayley, Cheshire,
m. Samuel Richardson Cox.
Information courtesy of:
Mr. Ian Cox who is the son
of Wing Commander David Cox
(see panels left).