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Can anyone help me please
« on: Tuesday 15 April 08 15:59 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone on Roots Chat

I am not sure if you can help me or not but here goes.

One of our family have been telling me they have a photo of a relative  I believe was a  Cox in Navy uniform. On the cap band it says H M S Vangard. The photo was taken in Grantham.
I am led to believe He was on H M S Marlbrough. Which was torpedoed at the Battle of Jutland.
While the H M S Marlbrough was being mended he was transfered to the Vangard.

The H M S Vangard sank by an internal explosion on July 9th 1917with a loss of 843 men at Scarpa Flow.

What I would like to find out is if anyone could look in the Grantham Library around this date to see if they can see if there was any Cox's as casualties.

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                             naffi girl
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Gillison Lincolnshire
Banbridge Essex

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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 17:46 BST (UK) »
Hi

Have you looked at http://www.orcadian.co.uk/features/articles/vanguard.htm  which appears to suggest that these deaths are on the Commonealth War Graves web site

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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 April 08 17:57 BST (UK) »
naffi

Thanks to Rosie's news, try here http://tinyurl.com/6fxugt

(I'm haven't looked to see if your lot were there)

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 April 08 16:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Rosie and Geoff

  Thankyou for your help. The only thing is this photo we have as not got a name on the back so we are not sure of his name. I just thought if anyone was going to the library they may see some one from the Grantham area in the old Journal who was on the Vanguard.

                       Thank you both

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 17 April 08 17:12 BST (UK) »
Hi

 Here is a list of Seamen with the surname Cox on HMS Vanguard on the CWGC site

Edmund Cox
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Fleet Surgeon
Regimant: Royal Navy
HMS Vanguard
Age: 43
Date of Death: 9 July 1917
Son of Surgeon Gen. Charles Lindsay Cox & Isabella Cox M.B.,B.A
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL    ref 20

Edmund John Cox
Nationality: United Kingdom
Able Seaman
Royal Navy
HMS Vanguard
Date of Death: 9 July 1917
Service No: J/8546
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL    re f21 
 

Harry Frank Cox  
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
HMS Vanguard
Age: 23
Date of Death: 9 July1917
Service No J/8530
Son of Henry Charles & Susan Cox nee Denner of "Oakdene" Feltham Rd Ashford Middlesex
Memorial CHATHAM NAVEL MEMORIAL     ref 21

Oscar Charlton Cox
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Chief Yeoman of Signals
Royal Navy
HMS Vanguard
Date of death: 9 July 1917
Service No 169907
Memorial: same as above    ref 22

William Cox
Nationality: same as above
Rank: Able Seaman
HMS Vanguard
Age: 21
Date of Death: same as above
Service No: J/17266
son of William & Mary Ellen Cox of 29 Elsworth St Armley Rd Leeds
Memorial: same as above     ref 21

Claire  :)
Connell
Boon
Favell
Patchett
Hinch
Hutton
Markham
Calvert
Codd
Scullion
Linton
Martin
Coupland
Daniel
Day
Cook
Pepperdine
West
And many many more

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 April 08 15:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Naffiegrl

I am going into Grantham library tomorrow I will see if I can find anything about Cox  family re Vanguard and will let you know.

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 April 08 13:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Naffie girl

Have checked Grantham Journals between May-Dec 1917 and could not find any mention about HMS Vanguard and the Cox family but I will check again at the weekend in case I missed it.

Kathy

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« Reply #7 on: Thursday 20 October 11 22:40 BST (UK) »
Henry Frank Cox died in the explosion on the HMS Vanguard. He had a brother and I think his mother Susan died in a fire.  He had a step sister when his father re-married. What do you know about him and what is your family connection?

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« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 October 18 21:36 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone on Roots Chat

I am not sure if you can help me or not but here goes.

One of our family have been telling me they have a photo of a relative  I believe was a  Cox in Navy uniform. On the cap band it says H M S Vangard. The photo was taken in Grantham.
I am led to believe He was on H M S Marlbrough. Which was torpedoed at the Battle of Jutland.
While the H M S Marlbrough was being mended he was transfered to the Vangard.

The H M S Vangard sank by an internal explosion on July 9th 1917with a loss of 843 men at Scarpa Flow.

What I would like to find out is if anyone could look in the Grantham Library around this date to see if they can see if there was any Cox's as casualties.

                             Kind Regards

                             naffi girl

Hi there - I am working on a project to find a photograph of every crew member of HMS Vanguard who were killed in the 1917 explosion.
I have looked at the service records of all 5 COX surnames who were stationed aboard the Vanguard - one was Fleet Surgeon Cox.  I have checked the service records of the other 4 and non of them are mentioned being aboard HMS Marlborough during the Battle of Jutland.

Would you be able to email me the image privately; I may be able to help identify or rule out?

Many thanks, Wendy