Charles Edwin Arthur William Cox

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Commander (retired) Charles Edwin Arthur William Cox (12 December, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cox was made an Acting Gunner (T) on 10 July, 1914 and appointed to the battleship Albion in August.[1]

Cox was confirmed in rank of Gunner (T) on 30 July, 1915.[2]

Cox was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1918.[3] He was appointed in command of a submarine whose name cannot be reliably read, possibly E 33, from 30 August, 1918 to 31 December, 1918 when he was was briefly appointed in command of the interned German u-boat Template:DE-U137 [?] from 31 December 1918 to 20 January, 1919.[4]

Cox was appointed in command of the eight "E" class boats of Group "J" in reserve at Rosyth from 1 October, 1920 to 20 March, 1921: E 42, E 44, E 45, E 46, E 48, E 51, E 53 and E 55.[5][6]

Cox was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 March, 1923. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 August, 1925 and to Commander (retired) on 18 December, 1925. He let his availability to naval appointment be known in 1936 and was told it was unlikely he would be called upon.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ronald A. Trevor
Captain of H.M.S. H 28
25 Feb, 1919[8][9] – Jul, 1919[10]
Succeeded by
Alistair S. Cumming
Preceded by
Henry B. Crane
Captain of H.M.S. E 51
1 Oct, 1920[11][12] – 20 Mar, 1921[13]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Christopher McC. Merewether
Captain of H.M.S. E 55
1 Oct, 1920[14][15] – 20 Mar, 1921[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Lawrence H. Bayley
Captain of H.M.S. E 53
1 Oct, 1920[17][18] – 20 Mar, 1921[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles H. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. E 42
1 Oct, 1920[20][21] – 20 Mar, 1921[22]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Oliver North
Captain of H.M.S. E 44
1 Oct, 1920[23][24] – 20 Mar, 1921[25]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Kenneth M. Fardell
Captain of H.M.S. E 48
1 Oct, 1920[26][27] – 20 Mar, 1921[28]
Succeeded by
Thomas Parkinson
Preceded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Captain of H.M.S. E 45
1 Oct, 1920[29][30] – 20 Mar, 1921[31]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Leslie H. Ashmore
Captain of H.M.S. E 46
1 Oct, 1920[32][33] – 20 Mar, 1921[34]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/156/894. f. 506.
  2. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/156/894. f. 506.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  4. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  6. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  7. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  8. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  10. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  11. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  13. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  14. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  16. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  17. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  19. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  20. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  22. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  23. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  25. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  26. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  27. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  28. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  29. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  31. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  32. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.
  33. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 764.
  34. Cox Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/153. f. 153.