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Thomas Russell COX

Regimental number13274
Place of birthClifton Hill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJoiner
AddressWest Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Cox, 12 Allard Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceSerbed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 9 months in 10th Field Company Army Engineers, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date28 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 11 April 1916(conjunctivitis); discharged to duty, 22 April 1916.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, from 4th Scottish Horse Field Ambulance, 18 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed). Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 June 1916 (pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred to Convalescent Depot, Ras el Tin, 5 June 1916 (influenza); to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 16 June 1916 (diptheria); discharged to duty, 4 August 1916.

Transferred by Ambulance Train from 24th Stationary Hospital, Port Said, 2 October 1916 (enteric: mild), and admitted to 14th General Hospital, Abbassia; discharged to Base Details, 12 October 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England (date not recorded).

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 January 1917, and marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Etaples.

Transferred to 2nd Division Australian Army Medical Corps, 10 January 1917, and temporarily attached for duty to 7th Field Ambulance, in the field, 12 January 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 8 April 1917 (septic traumatic abrasions, feet); transferred to 4th Division Rest Station, 13 April 1917; discharged to duty, 15 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 May 1917 (gun shot wound, chest), admitted same day to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and then transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 23 May 1917; to England, 17 June 1917, and admitted to Bath War Hospital, 18 June 1917 (seriously ill). Trnsferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 July 1917; discharged on furlough, 9 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 28 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, COX Thomas Russell

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