Medals, Victoria DSO/MiD/Boer War, group of three - Lt. Colonel, Royal Fusilers, DSO V.R., silver-gilt and enamel, with integral top riband bar,- L/G 31.10.1902, Mjr. Edward Henry Cox, R. Fus. 'In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa', Queen's South Africa 1899-1902 Medal (Major EH Cox, 2/Rl. Fus.)/five clasps (two battle, 3 state), comprising Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, King's South Africa 1901-02 Medal/two clasps, comprising South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 (Major EH Cox, DSO, Rl. Fusrs), all professionally mounted cavalry style by Spink & Son, red morocco fitted case with blue silk and velvet interior, hinged cover monogrammed E.H.C. in gilt, mentioned in Lord Roberts' despatch 04.09.1901 for 'Special and Meritorious Service', file with copy of medal rolls and research. Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Henry Cox, born at Harwood Hall, Essex in 1863, commissioned November 1884. Brother of Major General Sir Percy Zachariah Cox, G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E., K.C.S.I. Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Bombay (Major General Barton) 1892-1895: promoted captain, March 1892. Served in the Boer War at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso 15th December, 1899; Tugela Heights, 14th-27th February, 1900, including the action at Pieter's Hill; Natal March-June, 1900; Tranvaal July-November, 1900 and present at the actions at Frederickstad 17th-25th October, 1900; Cape Colony in action at Ruidam; Transvaal and the Orange River Colony, November 1900 to May 1902. Promoted to major 3rd February, 1900; lieutenant-colonel 3rd May, 1907; retired 23rd August, 1911, aged 48.
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