John Branch COX

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COX, John Branch

Service Number: 5299
Enlisted: 1 April 1916, Place of enlistment - Blackboy Hill
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Mount Torrens, South Australia, 1872
Home Town: Norseman, Dundas, Western Australia
Died: Illness (carcinoma of the lungs), France, 3 November 1918
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour

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World War 1 Service

1 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5299, Mining Corps, Place of enlistment - Blackboy Hill
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5299, Mining Corps, Embarked on HMAT 'A23' Suffolk from Melbourne on 30th September 1916, disembarking Plymouth, England 2nd December 1916. Proceeded to France from Folkstone 9th May 1917.
15 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
8 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5299, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company), Wounded in action
3 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 5299, 3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)

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