Norman Cox

First Name: 
Norman
Last Name: 
Cox
Mother's Name: 
Euphemia Cox (nee Mason)
Father's Name: 
William Cox
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, October 19, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Company: 
7th Reinforcement
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Randwick, N.S.W.
Details: 

Norman Cox (Service No 3033) was born in Mount Kembla about 1887.

He became a farmer at Ingleburn and at 29 years of age enlisted in the AIF in Liverpool.

Norman embarked from Sydney on HMAT A68 Anchises with the the 35th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 24th January, 1917.

Norman served on the Western Front. He was wounded in action on 12th October, 1917, with a gun shot wound to his shoulder.  Luckily the wound was not too serious as he was returned to his unit after only  a few days of treatment.

On 17th April, 1918, Norman was wounded a second time. This time he was gassed and this was quite serious as he was evacuated to England for treatment. The day after he was gassed he was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Norman returned to Australia in 1919, arriving on 12 June. He was discharged from the AIF on 18th September that year. 

In 1920 he married Ethel Ryan at Penrith.

Norman died in 1945.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, COX N

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