The son of Edwin A. and Ellen Williams, Lieutenant George Montague Cox, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3847 on a Maurice Farman biplane at Military School, Catterick Bridge on 20 November 1916. Posted to 65 Squadron in 1917, he scored five victories flying the Sopwith Camel. He was transferred to the unemployed list on 16 June 1919.
By 1958, having been Assistant Airport Manager, Prestwick Airport and Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, George Montague Cox was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Civil Division
of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Military Cross (MC)
"T./Capt. George Montague Cox, Gen. List and R.A.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On numerous occasions during recent operations he has descended to very low altitudes, and has attacked with bombs and machine-gun fire enemy troops forming up for attack. Thanks to his dash and intrepidity hostile bodies of troops have suffered very severe casualties and have been scattered in all directions. He has in all destroyed four hostile machines, and has at all times displayed the greatest gallantry."