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Percy James COX

Regimental number1361
Place of birthFetherston, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorsebreaker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinE.A. Cox, Hattrick Street, Wanganui, New Zealand
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSt Kilda, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 5 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'FRANCE. Period from 22nd September, 1917, to 24th February, 1918. This N.C.O. has shown marked ability and devotion in carrying out any duties to which he has been detailed. He is a determined and resourceful soldier; an energetic worker who sets a splendid example to all those with whom he comes in contact. He has been serving with the A.I.F. since August, 1914, and proved himself thoroughly reliable and consistently well behaved and gallant soldier.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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