|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Cox, Herbert Vaughan
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/302|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Cox, Sir Herbert Vaughan (General, b.1860 - d.1923)
Collection relating to service of General Sir Herbert Vaughan Cox, GCB KCMG CSI, 49 Indian Infantry Brigade and 4 Division Australian Imperial Force, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes typewritten copies of diary extracts and copies of letters of congratulation covering Cox's active service as Brigade and Divisional Commander.
Cox comments on the Australian soldier, his fighting ability and fondness for sports and gambling in a number of extracts from his letters home. The diary entries for the same period indicate Cox's location and activities, but the letters contain more reflection and personal opinion.
Biographical note: General, Gcb, KCMG, Csi 1. 49th Indian Inf Brig 2. 4th Div, AIF. Commanded 4 Australian Division during 1916/ Died on 8 October 1923. General Cox, an officer of the Indian Army, was born at Watford, Hertfordshire, England, 12 July 1860; eldest son of Rev. F Cox, Rector of Upper Chelsea; educated at Charterhouse School, London and at Sandhurst Military College; received his commission as a second-lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1880; joined Indian Army, 1883, and in 1914 was commanding the 2nd (Nowshera) Infantry Brigade; commanded 29th Indian Infantry Brigade in Arabia, Egypt, and Gallipoli in 1914-1915 and 4 Australian Division in 1916 in Egypt and France; was Secretary of the Military Department, India Office, London, from 1917-1921.