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Ernest COX

Regimental number10010
Place of birthBallineen, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Cox, 'Carrigmore House', Ballineen, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Navy, 16 years; forfeited pension.
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date6 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Australia, 14 December 1915; transferred from 14th Bn, 16 October 1915; joined 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 16 October 1915; taken on strength, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, Cairo, 24 January 1916; posted to 55th Battery, Tel-el-Kebir, 22 March 1916; proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 30 June 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 23 August 1917; rejoined from leave, 9 September 1917; transferred to Sanitary School, 11 March 1918; rejoined unit, 19 March 1918; approved leave to England, 16 November 1918; rejoined unit, 8 January 1919; marched out for return to Australia, Australian Infantry Base Depot, 1 April 1919; marched out to England, 9 April 1919, marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 10 April 1919; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 5 May 1919; granted non-military employment leave, (agriculture, Gaggin Farm, Bando Company, Cork, Ireland), 30 May 1919; transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 30 July 1919; reported to Headquarters, London, England, 31 July 1919; approved for furlough and to report back to Headquarters, 15 August, 1919.

Commenced return to Australia aboard HT 'Euripides' from Devonport, England, 7 September 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged Sydney, 6 March 1920.

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

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