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George Alexander COX

Regimental number2345
Date of birth2 January 1892
Place of birthGeorgetown, Demerara, British Guinea
Place of birthCharlton, Victoria
SchoolStanfield House, Hampstead, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia46
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPainter
Address14 Nettle Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T Cox, 14 Nettle Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Valuable services as runner and guide, showing great devotion to duty and bravery under fire. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of cardiac failure, Sutton Veney near Warminster
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Age at death50
Date of death20 November 1966 - Charlton, Victoria
Age at death74
Place of burialCharlton Cemetery, Victoria

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