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William Stanley COX

Regimental number1346
Place of birthRockwood New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGreenkeeper
AddressWalkers Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James I Cox, Walkers Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded Military Medal)

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For great personal courage and dash in the operations of 3rd October, 1918 near JONCOURT, North of ST. QUENTIN. When his company was mopping up its objective a machine gun opened from a distance of about 50 yards. Lance Corporal COX rushed across the open and attacked it, killing three of the crew with his rifle and capturing the remainder.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 July 1947
Place of burialMorisset Cemetery

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