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Arthur John COX

Regimental number85
Place of birthGosport England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssayer
AddressRailway Pde, Lithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Cox, Hazelhurst, Hampshire, England
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 1 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He, single handed, captured a machine gun with its crew of five men in an enemy redoubt. This gun was the means of holding a strong position, and by his prompt and gallant action, under a very heavy fire, he thus materially assisted in the successful assault upon the objective and saving many lives. His courageous conduct was most exemplary.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death23 October 1959

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