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Cox W J    Pte    595

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 8 years ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Cox W J    Pte    595    William James          13 Inf Bn    26    Chef    Single    R C        

Address:    Essendon, St James St, 36    

Next of Kin:    Cox, M, Mrs, mother, 36 St James St, Essendon    

Enlisted:    7 Sep 1914        

Embarked:     A38 Ulysses 22 Dec 1914  

 

Mrs. Cox, of St. James street, Moonee Ponds, has received word from the Defence Department that her son, Lt. W. J. Cox, is now a prisoner of war in Germany. He was taken prisoner at Bullecourt on April 11th last. He left Australia with the 2nd contingent in the 13th Batt. N.S.W. as a private, and gained his commission as lieutenant in August last. He was wounded once in the two years and seven months' active service. At Gallipoli he was shot in the right arm, but was not long off duty. He is a native of Essendon and was educated at St. Monica's school, and was employed for some time by his uncle, the late W. J. Cox, estate agent, Union road. Ascot Vale.

 

ONE THOUSAND DAYS WITH THE A.I.F. (1917, July 19). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 6. Retrieved May 19, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74603188

 

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