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Charles Frederick COX

Date of birth2 May 1863
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInspector of Accounts
Address26 Croydon Road, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation51
Next of kinWife, Mrs. M.E. Cox, 26 Croydon Road, Croydon, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

COL (Temporary BGEN)


Unit: General List
Promotion date: 6 December 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: April-May 1917

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 14 July 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 31383 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 72 (2 September 1920).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated,'London Gazette' No 31938 (11 June 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 72 (2 September 1920).

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrother: Captain Wallace COX, killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His quickness in realizing the situation, and organizing a counter attack resulted in therecapture of a position before the enemy had time to consolidate. He also captured about 150 prisoners who were attacking a small post in a neighbouring bluff, and then re-adjusted his line before supports could arive to support the enemy storm troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

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