COX, Alfred Edward
(Service number 3479)

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Date 20 October 1888 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 28 August 1915 Age 26 years 10 months
Address at Enlistment Allen Street, Lota via Manly, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Emily COX (mother), Allen Street, Lota via Manly, Cleveland Line, Queensland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Force Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 8th Reinforcement
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Battalion
Date 3 January 1916
Transport Kyarra
Embarked From Brisbane, Queensland Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 20 July 1970 Age 81 years
Place of Death Brisbane, Queensland
Memorial or Cemetery Mt Thompson Crematorium, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane; (ashes in War Memorial Wall?)
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alfred Edward Cox was born on 20 October 1888 at Timaru, the son of Alfred Phillips and Emmaline (Emily) Cox. Alfred was 26 years 10 months old when he enlisted on 28 August 1915 at Brisbane, Queensland. A labourer and single, he nominated his mother Mrs Emily Cox, as next-of-kin. Alfred returned to Australia on 10 September 1917 and was discharged on 21 January 1918, suffering from tuberculosis. He married Eileen Josephine Crotty. Alfred Edward Cox died on 20 July 1970 at Brisbane, aged 81 years. He was cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorium, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, with a plaque on the War Memorial Wall. His half-brother, Walter Henry Cox, also served with the Australian Forces in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 April 2020]; Australia marriage & death indexes (per

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