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Letters mainly from Edward Louis Gresley-Cox, sergeant in the 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry, later lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps (d.1918) with 3 photographs

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MS. Eng. d. 4006

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The papers comprise originals and (fols. 2-5, 30-9, 43-4) photocopies of letters formerly with the papers but sold separately. The letters are written to family members, many addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Luckarift at 1 Vere St., Weaste, Manchester.
  1. (fols. 1-32) Letters written from England, Nov. 1914 - Dec 1915
  2. (fols. 33-44) Letters written from Egypt where Gresley-Cox was serving with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Apr.-July 1916
  3. (fol. 39) Letter from Major J.H. Herring, no.17 squadron Royal Flying Corps, 3 Mar. 1918, outlining the circumstances of the death of Gresley-Cox in a flying accident near Salonica where he was then based
  4. (fols. 52-4) 3 photographs of Gresley-Cox comprising (fol. 52) in his tent, June 1914, (fol. 53) on horseback in sergeant's uniform, n.d. [1914-15], (fol. 54) Full length portrait in sergeant's uniform, 1 Jan. 1916

Dates

  • 1914-19

Extent

54 Leaves

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 4006, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. d. 4006

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6590

Overview

Letters mainly from Edward Louis Gresley-Cox, sergeant in the 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry, later lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps (d.1918) with 3 photographs

Biographical / Historical

Edward Louis Gresley-Cox was the son of Ernest Frank and Amelie Elise de Lecq Gresley-Cox, of I, Vere St., Weaste, Manchester. He served in the 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry from 1914 to 1917 as sergeant. The Cheshire Yeomanry were sent to Egypt in March 1916 and formed 4th Dismounted Brigade with the South Wales Mounted Brigade. He joined the Royal Flying Corps 17th Squadron, 16th Wing as 2nd lieutenant in 1917. He was killed in a flying accident, aged 26 on 22 Feb. 1918. He was buried in Struma military cemetery. Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sponsored by David and Rosemary Wharton, Duke Humfrey's Night, 12 Oct. 2013. Purchased via Ebay 18 Jan. 2011
Title
Letters mainly from Edward Louis Gresley-Cox, sergeant in the 1/1 Cheshire Yeomanry, later lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps (d.1918) with 3 photographs
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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