Charles William Arthur COX


COX, Charles William Arthur

Service Number: 153
Enlisted: 14 March 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, December 1884
Home Town: Wynyard, Waratah/Wynyard, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 153, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 153, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 153, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 153, 40th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

Glen Cox

Charles William Arthur Cox was my Grandfather my father was Raymond William Cox who was in WW2 I served in Vietnam in 1967.

So the family goes back a bit with war. More to follow

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...153 Private Charles William Arthur Cox, 40th Battalion, of Wynyard, Tas. A labourer prior to enlisting in March 1916, Pte Cox embarked from Hobart on board HMAT Berrima (A35) on 1 July 1916. They arrived in France in November and Pte Cox was promoted to Corporal. He was promoted to Temporary Sergeant and wounded in action in France in June 1917. On 1 September 1917 was promoted to Sergeant (Sgt). Sgt Cox was killed in action at Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium on 12 October 1917. He was 33 years of age." - SOURCE (