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Soldier – Cox, Walter – Gift From Princess Royal

November 1939

Mexborough & Swinton Times Saturday 25 November 1939

From Princess Royal

A Darfield youth is the proud possessor of a gold wristlet watch, which was presented to him last week by the Princess Royal. He is Walter Cox, aged 20, son of Mr.and Mrs. William Cox. of Maude Cottage, Snape Hill Road, Darfield.

He has been in the employ of the Princess Royal and Lord Harewood for three and a halt years. fulfilling the duties of footman at Harewood House. Last Wednesday he left being called up as a soldier and has joined the Green Howards stationed at Richmond, of which regiment the Princess Royal is Colonel-in-Chief.

Walter, before leaving, Darfield, attended the Middle School at Wombwell. On leaving he entered a gentleman’s service in York and from there was introduced to Harewood House.

His late grandfather, Mr. George Carr, who also resided at Maude Cottage, Darfield, and was a tailor by trade, went out to India in the Boer War with the tenth Hussars, as an army tailor. It was a proud boast of his that during his stay there he did some sewing for our late King Edward, then Prince of Wales, when he went out on a visit to India