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Soldier profiles

Name : COX, JOHN WILLIAM
Service Number : VX15769
Date of Birth : 13/07/1912
Place of Birth : YARRAVILLE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 20/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : YARRAVILLE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : COX, A
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : SERGEANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 16/06/1941
Age at Death : 28
Community Roll of Honour : FOOTSCRAY (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA. Q. 105. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : 16/06/1941 / AFTER 1500 NEAR FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA) WHILE LEADING PATROL ON LEFT FLANK
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6220023 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Frederick Charles and Anna Elizabeth Cox, of Yarraville, Victoria, Australia. Was Warrant Officer II 32nd Battalion Australian Militia Force.