The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private William Cox|
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.
Name of Descendant: Phyllis Gerhardt, Cotton Tree QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter