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    Default Henry Cox-Rogers RAF

    I visited with a good friend today who told me that believed his grandfather, Henry Cox-Rogers, served with 617 Squadron during the war. I realize that this may be a family myth that developed with time and he may also have been ground crew and hence not identified in the ORB's, or perhaps served on another squadron in some capacity.

    I would be grateful if anyone could look into this for me, before I start combing through the ORB's. Nothing comes up on a Google search.

    My friend lives in Canada and is pretty much out of touch with family in the UK. I would be grateful if anyone could look into this for me if they have the means to do so, before I start combing through the ORB's. Cox-Rogers, hyphenated. He survived the war and evidently died in 1953 from cancer.

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    Jim

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    Default Re: Henry Cox-Rogers RAF

    Hi Jim,

    If he was born in 1896, perhaps.

    Born Islington in the September 1896 Qtr as Henry Stephen C Rogers

    Henry S. Cox-Rogers (also appears as Henry S C Rogers) married Dorothy Yates at Holborn in the September 1924 Qtr.

    He is shown as deceased at Wandsworth in the September 1954 Qtr, aged 58.

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    Default Re: Henry Cox-Rogers RAF

    Thanks Dave. Itís not likely then that he was RAF.


    Jim

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    Default Re: Henry Cox-Rogers RAF

    Hi Jim,

    Here's one to conjure with - 5012 Henry Stephen Cox (alias Cox-Rogers)

    His service record is up on AIR 79, dated 1918 - 1928.

    So possibly not 617 Sqn but still RAF

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    Jeff

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    Default Re: Henry Cox-Rogers RAF

    Hi Jim,

    Here is a short summary:

    His entry in R.F.C. was on 1.5.15. France from 19.7.15 to 25.10.16. France from 21.7.17.

    Entry into R.A.F. was on 1.4.18 - 84 Sqd. Re-engaged for a further period of 4 years in Section II "Class E" Reserve. Discharged 30.4.27

    Latest enlisted in Section II "Class E" Reserve for 4 years from 19 November 1938.

    His trade classification was Rigger (Aero), later Fitter Engine (Aero).

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    Finn

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    Default Re: Henry Cox-Rogers RAF

    Thanks very much everyone. Finn found his service file which he sent me. I will,forward this on to the family.

    Jim

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