Edward William Cox was a silk merchant, the husband of Louisa J Woodruff Cox, and father of Colonel Reginald Woodruff Cox OBE and Capt Harold Edward Leys Cox VR.

He was a partner in the firm he founded with and Howard Edwards called Cox & Edwards of Old Cavendish Street, London. Reginald would join this firm as well as the Lodge and the Regiment. Harold would be killed in the War with the Regiment.

The news of Harold’s death reached the Lodge and the boys father at the October 1916 Installation Meeting. Edward Cox was installed but left immediately afterwards, before a sombre festive board. Harold never joined the lodge, but for more information see his brother’s entry.

Edward had been initiated in 1908. He would go on to be Director of Ceremonies.

He died in February 1931.