Edgar William Cox

Military Person

1882 – 1918

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Who was Edgar William Cox?

Brigadier-General Edgar William Cox, DSO, FRGS was a senior intelligence officer on the British General Staff throughout most of the First World War who drowned in suspicious circumstances whilst swimming in August 1918 shortly after the German successes in the Spring Offensive which drove the Allied armies back a large distance. Although officially an accident, suspicions of suicide surrounded his death, which occurred just days before the beginning of the Allied counterattack which would eventually defeat the German army.

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Born
May 9, 1882
Islington
Profession
Education
  • Royal Military Academy
Lived in
  • Islington
Died
Aug 26, 1918
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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