Honorary Colonel Charles Frederick Cox

Ranks Held Brigadier General, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Temporary Brigadier General, Captain, Major
Birth Date 02 May 1863
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Pennant Hills
Death Date 20 November 1944
Death Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Croydon
Final Rank Honorary Colonel
Service Army
Units
Places
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information The Oxford companion to Australian military history in 1995
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-01
Published in London Gazette in 1918-01-12
Published in London Gazette in 1916-07-13
Published in London Gazette in 1902-06-26
Published in London Gazette in 1918-12-02
Published in London Gazette in 1920-06-11
Published in London Gazette in 1917-07-06
Published in London Gazette in 1902-06-17
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1916-11-30
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1917-10-11
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-04-18
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1920-09-02
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-05-23
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1919-05-23

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    11 June 1920 on page 6452 at position 8
    Commonwealth Gazette
    02 September 1920 on page 1145 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    NSW Mounted Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    26 June 1902 on page 4192 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Unit
    1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    NSW Mounted Rifles
    Conflict
    South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    17 June 1902 on page 3975 at position 1
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    13 July 1916 on page 6942 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    30 November 1916 on page 3233 at position 7
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Brigadier General
  • First World War Embarkation Roll:

    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    02 December 1918 on page 14214 at position 2
    Commonwealth Gazette
    23 May 1919 on page 881 at position 119
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Light Horse Brigade
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Rank
    Temporary Brigadier General
    London Gazette
    06 July 1917 on page 6772 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    11 October 1917 on page 2664 at position 3

Timeline

Date of birth 02 May 1863
Date of birth 02 May 1863
Date of death 02 May 1863
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1891 New South Wales Lancers.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 1894 Appointed as a Lieutenant in the regiment.
Date promoted 1897 Appointed to Captain.
Other 1897 Chosen to head a detachment of the regiment in the ceremonies for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Other 1899-12 Arrived in Cape Town after the Boer War broke out.
Other 1900-05 Attached to the Inniskilling Dragoons.
Date promoted 1900-12 Promoted to Major and given command of the newly formed 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles.
Date returned to Australia 1900-12
Other 1901-04 Returned to South Africa.
Date promoted 1901-06 Appointed honorary lieutenant colonel.
Other 1906 Appointed commander of the 1st Light Horse (previously New South Wales Lancers).
Date promoted 02 April 1908 Promoted to lieutenant colonel.
Other 1911 Transferred to the unattached list.
Other 1914 Appointed to command the 6th Light Horse Regiment.
Date wounded 21 May 1914 Wounded by shrapnel while asleep in his dugout at Gallipoli.
Date of enlistment 15 September 1914
Date of embarkation 21 December 1914
Other 19 September 1915 Acting Commander of the 1st Light Horse Brigade.
Date promoted 06 December 1915 Promoted to colonel and temporary brigadier general.
Other 06 December 1915 Permanantly appointed commander of the 6th Light Horse Brigade.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date of recommendation honour or award 1918
Date of recommendation honour or award 17 July 1918
Date returned to Australia 13 March 1919
Date returned to Australia 13 March 1919
Other 1920 Elected to the Senate as a Nationalist representing New South Wales.
Other units 1920 Appointed to command the 4th Light Horse Brigade.
Other units 1921 Appointed to command the 1st Cavalry Division.
Other 1923 Transferred to the retired list with the rank of honorary major general.
Date of death 20 November 1944
Date of death 20 November 1944