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Bert COX

Regimental number52640
Place of birthTweed Heads, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer and bushman
AddressChillingham, near Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.6
Height5' 4.25"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Cox, Chillingham, near Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1918
Place of enlistmentMurwillumbah, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (New South Wales)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 10 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 10 June 1918; disembarked Suez, 17 July 1918.

Marched in to Machine Gun Training Squadron, Moascar, 8 August 1918.

Taken on strength, 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, in the field, 4 October 1918.

Detached to 7th Mobile Veterinary Section, 14 October 1918; rejoined 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, 3 November 1918.

Admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 8 March 1919 (measles); discharged to duty, 25 March 1919; rejoined unit, 5 April 1919.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 May 1919 (conjunctivitis); discharged to duty, 7 June 1919, and rejoined unit.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Madras', 27 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 18 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COX Bert

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