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Frederick William COX

Regimental number788
Date of birth--/07/1885
Place of birthWoodford England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs L T Cox, Belmont, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 19 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 24 July 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: Staff Desert Mtd Corps
Promotion date: 13 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 23 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. When our troops were held up by heavy fire from a redoubt, he led a charge against the enemy, and established a position 300 yards in the rear of the redoubt, thereby saving the situation at a critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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