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Thomas COX

Regimental number1803
Place of birthCoolatai New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCoolatah via Warialda, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Julia Coughlin, Coolatah via Warialda, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In company with another N.C.O. he rushed a strong pooint, capturing two machine guns and fourteen prisoners. With the same N.C.O. he rushed and captured another post in the next wood, and also assisted in the capture of 24 prisoners. Throughout the advance he showed the utmost determination to get forward and his courage was most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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