|Place of birth||Irrewillipe, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Tomahawk Creek PO, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Cox, Tomahawk Creek PO, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Cobram, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/24/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||42.7|
|Age at death from cemetery records||42|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Emma COX, Tomahawk Creek, Victoria. Native of Irrewillipe East|
|Family/military connections||Nephews: 4420 Pte William James JACKSON, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 20 March 1917; 1615 Corporal Edward Frederick JACKSON, 31st Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 5 August 1915.
Posted missing, Lone Pine, 8 August 1915; admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, head); transferred to No 15 Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 9 August 1915; embarked for Malta, 16 August 1915 (condition serious); disembarked Malta and admitted to St. George's Hospital, 21 August 1915; to All Saint's Hospital, 4 September 1915; embarked Malta, 26 September 1915; to Overseas' Base, 30 September 1915; embarked Alexandria, 18 October 1915; rejoined 7th Bn, Anzac, 29 November 1915.
Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 19 December 1915; discharged and 7th Bn, Sarpi Camp, 26 December 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Now, 4 August 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 820609, 2618 Pte J. FISHER, A Company, 59th Bn (patient, Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, England), 18 January 1917: 'I saw Cox, he was killed instantly by a shell. This was out in the open. He was in my Coy.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COX Edward Thomas
Red Cross file 820609