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Ernest Hugh Cox was born in Charlivan, QLD and was a Platelayer by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat with the 8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement on 30 December 1915 at the age of 18. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916. By mid-1916 he was in France where he served with both the 59th and 60th Battalions. In late 1916 he was hospitalised with influenza, then during 1917 he was afflicted by Trench Fever and myalgia. He then saw out the war without major illness or injury and returned to Australia on the Orontes, disembarking at Melbourne on June 28th 1919.
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