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Leonard Douglas COX

Regimental number43
Place of birthNorth Adelaide South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine driver
Address77 Aberdeen Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinSister, Mrs H Harris, Lake Yearling via Wickepin, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Displayed great gallantry in carrying supplies of ammunition to the front line under heavy shell fire during attack North of Flers.'
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

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