Cox, Albert Charles (Lieutenant, b.1892 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0220
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Papers
Maker Cox, Albert Charles
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1002
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of Lieutenant Albert Charles Cox, 53 Battalion and 14 Machine Gun Company, Egypt and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes letters written home to family in New South Wales. The bulk of the letters cover the period when Cox was training at Officer School and Machine Gun School in Egypt. Cox was in France for less than 3 weeks when he was killed.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant, 53rd Bn and: 14th Mg Coy, AIF d: 1916. Killed in action in the Battle of Fromelles, 20 July 1916. Clerk of Mudgee, N.S.W., born Coolah, N.S.W., 24 November 1892, educated Sydney Grammar School, joined AIF 1915; 16 September 1915 appointed Second Lieutenant posted to reinforcements of 4 Battalion; 29 February 1916 - taken on strength of 53 Battalion; 10 March 1916 transferred to 14 Machine Gun Company.