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William James COX

Regimental number47
Place of birthVictoria, Australia
SchoolState School, Middle Swan, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJunior porter
AddressNewcastle Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, F Cox, Newcastle Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board TRANSPORT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of dysentery
FateDied of disease 13 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDamascus, Syria
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 2), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Ellen COX, New Castle Road, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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