The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private William Cox

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: William Richard Cox

Ancestor's date of birth: 28/06/1870

Ancestor's date of death: 10/07/1956

Cause of Death: Senile Arteriosclerosis

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Detail not provided

Service Number: 297

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: C Squadron New South Wales Citizens' Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 81

Contingent: Third New South Wales

Ship: Atlantian or Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 28/02/1900

Memorial details: Buried in Oakey Qld.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not required

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not required

Details of service in war: From April 1900 in Rhodesia, west Transvaal including defence of Elands River Post (4-16 August 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: William (Bill) was wounded and invalided home 13 December 1900 and after recuperating went to Western Australia and married Mary Jane Robinson had one son and one daughter returned to Wallumbilla Qld where his family was. He was drover and farmer. Had a second son. He died in Toowoomba in 1956 and is buried in Oakey Qld.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Phyllis Gerhardt, Cotton Tree QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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