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Re: Unknown Fiance of Robert Cecil Cox in Gosport
« Reply #36 on: Friday 02 October 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
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You might think Robert would name the fiance as NOK
He couldn't as they weren't married. Next of kin means exactly that.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Unknown Fiance of Robert Cecil Cox in Gosport
« Reply #37 on: Friday 02 October 20 11:20 BST (UK) »
Hi

Unless Dibdab comes back to answer the questions there is little more we can do to assist.

Think info on photo may hold clues.

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Re: Unknown Fiance of Robert Cecil Cox in Gosport
« Reply #38 on: Friday 02 October 20 11:24 BST (UK) »
Enlistment files that I see have a notation against NOK to say that this does not carry a legal definition.....just person of contact.

Yes...need some input from Dibdab.


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Re: Unknown Fiance of Robert Cecil Cox in Gosport
« Reply #39 on: Friday 02 October 20 11:32 BST (UK) »
All I can say about the photo is that it was taken after Dec. 1917
as that is when overseas service chevrons were introduced (he has at least 3).
So home leave in early May 1918 when his Btn. were in Divisional reserve
seems plausible.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: Unknown Fiance of Robert Cecil Cox in Gosport
« Reply #40 on: Friday 02 October 20 11:39 BST (UK) »
The  'Pot Mess' article said Robert became engaged during his leave spell in May 1918, though how they can be sure of it I don't know.

Perhaps he didn't have time to make sure that his girlfriend was his beneficiary if he died?
I have noticed the contrast with the case of Matthew Wignall, just last week on Rootschat
Great work by Boo!
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=837890.msg7033206#msg7033206

Died 14/11/1914
Soldiers Effects - Sole legatee Margaret Walmsley
She is also named in the pension ledgers / on index card

Believed to be fiancee. Matthew did make a will.