The AIF Project

Frederick John COX

Regimental number309
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressRingrooma, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Cox, Ringarooma, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll309A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On night of 24th/25th April, 1918, during a counter-attack by their Battalion on strong enemy position South of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX these men [COX, 3762 J. PIANTO, 3934 W.H. SAUNDERS, 3057 E. GILMORE, 4901 E.J. STOKES, 2989 D. SHANKS, 2913 G.L. McKENZIE, 3927 T.A. PORTER] who are Stretcher-bearers, continually under very heavy machine gun and shell fire, and at great personal risk, collected the wounded. Their untiring energy, bravery, and devotion to duty in clearing casualties were undoubtedly instrumental in saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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