Alan Birchenall COX

COX, Alan Birchenall

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, F Company
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kew, Victoria, 6 April 1894
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: University High, Victoria
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles
Special Memorial A 125
Memorials: Essendon State School No 483 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion, F Company
24 Aug 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 6th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
19 Oct 1914: Involvement 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '8' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 6th Infantry Battalion
24 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
8 May 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 6th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 6th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1915-05-08

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Alan Birchenall COX was born on 6th April, 1894 in Kew, Victoria

His parents were Thomas William James COX and Susan Emma Pearce WATTS

He enlisted for WW1 on 24th August, 1914 as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 6th Infantry Battalion, F Company & embarked on 19th October, 1914 on the troop ship Hororata

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1st February, 1915

Alan was Killed in Action at Gallipoli on 8th May, 1915 and buried in the Gallipoli peninsula area 176, square 8 and later reinterred in the Redoubt Cemetery (special memorial A125)

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His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal


His brother Lewis Adrian COX (SN14351) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919