Darcy James COX

Badge Number: S7562, Sub Branch: Semaphore

COX, Darcy James

Service Number: 69
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Regimental Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Clarendon, South Australia, 24 July 1890
Home Town: Clarendon, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes (heart failure), Portland, Victoria, 6 June 1977, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Meadows General Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Cherry Gardens WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 69, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 69, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 69, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
9 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 69, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Regimental Sergeant Major, SN 69, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Darcy James Cox was a 24 year old Farmer when he enlisted in August 1914. He served with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli for 7 months from May 1915. The 3rd Light Horse then fought in Egypt, Sinai, Palestine and Jordan in the battles of Romani, Gaza, and the fall of Jerusalem and Jerico. The 3rd Light Horse took part in the famous Charge of the Light Horse at Beersheba. Darcy served for 4 ½ years and arrived back in Australia in February 1919.