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Clarence Cox

Corporal

46th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss C. Gardiner
  • Plaque: 782

Additional Info

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Biography

Born in Ballarat East, Victoria and a bank Clerk by trade, Clarence Moffett Cox was 25 years and single when enlisted in the enlisted on the 27th of July 1915 in the 14th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 3713. Previous military service: Served as Bugler, 3rd Battalion, Ballarat Cadet Force. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915. Appointed Acting Corporal, Field on the 17th of October 1916. Admitted sick to Hospital on the 1st of November 1916 and reverted to rank of private; promoted temporary Corporal on the 17th of March 1917, field. Reverted to rank of private, field on the 11th of April 1917 and reported missing in action and was listed as Killed in Action on the 11th of April 1917 at Bullecourt, France at the age of 26 years. Commemoration details Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Franceas. Family/military connections Cousin: 398 Sergeant Herman Frederick Bush, 39th Battalion, killed in action on the 7th of June 1917. War service: Egypt, Western Front Tree No. 782

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour