COX, John Patrick
(Service number 62930)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||18 June 1897||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||26 June 1917||Age||20 years 1 month|
|Address at Enlistment||Rothwell St, Saltwatewr Creek, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd S. C. Rgt.|
|Marital Status||Married (after attestation)|
|Next of Kin||Mrs D. COX (wife). c/o Mrs DOBIER, Victoria Street, Timaru|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 6 in. Weight 138 lbs. Chest 33 - 36 in. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed; full movement in joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, variocele, varicose veins, haemorrhods, inveterate & contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good physical & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||31st Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||16 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Liverpool, England|
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|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded in action 2 Sep 1918 (T & T wound to right metacarpis; fracture of carpal bones), admitted to Casualty Station, 4 Sep 1918 admitted to hospital.8 Sep 1918 trans. to England; 9 Sep 1918 admitted to 2 N.Z. General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames; 3 Nov 1918 general health was very good & was able to walk about, but wrist was stiff & immobile, in a splint; it was recommended that he return to NZ as unfit for at least six months; 8 Dec 1918 embarked for NZ Ruahine, 31 Dec 1918 admitted to Ships Hospital with pneumonia & died at sea.
|Date||5 January 1919||Age|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Died of disease - pneumonia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Canterbury Provincial Memorial, Christchurch, New Zealand. Buried at sea.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Basilica of the Sacred Heart|
Husband of Doris Aleatha DOBIER, married 27 Jul 1917 at Timaru. Doris remarried 1923, Douglas McWILLIAM; died 1952. Son of Thomas Joseph & Catherine COX. Daughter Doris Aleathea COX b. 24 Oct 1917. June 1917 three persons partially dependent on John Patrick COX.
Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5530 0029324) [01 Aug 2013]; CWGC [30 July 2013]
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