"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
Charles Edward Cox was born in 1892 in Ireland to Charles Edwards Cox a retried Army Lance Sergeant and postmaster and his wife Elizabeth Stacey.
In 1901 Charles Edward is residing at Oxford Wood Barracks with his mother and father. However I have been unable to trace him on the 1911 Census.
In 1915 in Maidenhead Berkshire Charles Edward Cox married Elsie Elizabeth May Groves, before moving into her family's home at 27 Grenfell Place Maidenhead.
Charles served with the Royal Engineers as a Sapper, a soldier who performs a variety of military engineering duties such as bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defenses and general construction.
On 29th February 1920 Charles died of pneumonia at his home, aged just 28 years old.
Charles's father also enlisted to fight for his country in 1914 at the age of 49. He was discharged as not being fit for any military action due to Rheumatism in his wrists, elbows, back and hips.