Cox, Frederick Wallace (355)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 24 years 1 month
Enlistment Details: Thursday, 17 September 1914 – Warracknabeal, VIC
Service Number: 355 view online service record
Next of Kin:
J Cox (mother)
Date: Thursday, 25 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Star of Victoria A16
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
KIA: Friday, 4 May 1917
Place: Deir-el-Belah, Palestine
Lance Corporal, 6 Light Horse, killed in action 4 May, 1917, aged 26, and commemorated Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Israel.
Parents: Alfred and Jane COX, born Port Melbourne, educated Minyip SS, Gongernong College (location unknown). He enlisted as a 24-year-old plumber at Warracknabeal with his mother at Minyip as next of kin. Noted as being killed in bombing of the 3 Light Horse Field Ambulance hospital in Palestine by enemy aircraft; his detailed records suggest he was admitted “sick” on 2 May, two days before he was killed.
Additional research by Brian Membrey