Cox, Sir Herbert Vaughan (General, b.1860 - d.1923)

Accession Number 1DRL/0221
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Cox, Herbert Vaughan
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/302
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 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.

History / Summary

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.