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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The WW2 Index record for Athol Henry Arthur COX shows that he enlisted in the field in Queensland on 30th July 1942 which indicates that he transferred from the Militia to the AIF while serving in Queensland and was allocated service number VX 109179.  Although, I cannot find a Militia/CMF service number for Athol.

Gerry

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:16 GMT (UK) »
Australian Electoral Roll
1943
MERRY Ida Eileen  143 Raymond Street, Sale   Teacher

1949
COX Ida Eileen 98 Grey Street, Traralgon  Home duties

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:19 GMT (UK) »
1954 #19429 Lilla Jane COX
Father's name: NAPPER Simeon
Mother's name: Tilley (Williamson)
Place of birth: SALE
Place of death: SALE
Age: 78

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:22 GMT (UK) »
Brothers birth: 1917 #7173 Ian Walt Frank COX
Father's name: Albt Hy
Mother's name: Lilla Jane (Napper)
Place of birth: SALE

Ian Walter Frank COX naa file http://soda.naa.gov.au/item/5308219
May be of interest https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Cox-20227
http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=FC00006835
Death: 24 Oct 1978, Western Australia, Australia
Freemantle Cemetery: Cremation
COX, Ian Walter Frank
Age 61 years
Place of residence: Melville

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The WW2 Index record for Athol Henry Arthur COX shows that he enlisted in the field in Queensland on 30th July 1942 which indicates that he transferred from the Militia to the AIF while serving in Queensland and was allocated service number VX 109179.  Although, I cannot find a Militia/CMF service number for Athol.

Gerry

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:44 GMT (UK) »
There are a number of items on TROVE http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ relating to Athol in Gippsland.  He was a treasure of the local church, member of a lodge and a temperance movement.

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Sadly the OP has just been online but not responded.

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:10 GMT (UK) »

Thanks Cando for finding Athol's pre AIF Militia details, pre WW2.

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Re: Athol Cox and Eileen Merry
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 25 February 18 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Just found this and doesn't seem to match the OP's info about service in Malta :-\

Staff Sergeant Athol Cox was born 1910's, in Barinsdale.  He attended school in Sale and was in Seymour when he heard war was declared.

Athol served for 2 years part-time C.M.F. from 1939-41, and full-time service with the C.M.F. from October 1941 to August 1942  Then he served full-time with the A.I.F. from August 1942-May 1946

Athol was in the 37th Australian Infantry Battalion.  He was in the 8th Australian Movement Control and the Australian Army Pay Corps.  Athol saw service in Australia and New Guinea where he landed at Milne Bay, went to Lae and Buna with the Aus Movement Control based at Port Moresby.  Most of the time was spent flying in connection with pay records.

After the war Athol worked in the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland, at Sale where he was ordained as a priest at Nowa Nowa, Lake Tyers and Bairnsdale Parish.  Athol Cox lives in Paynesville with his wife, where they bought a home.


From "We Will Remember" by Ann Freeman (Paynesville ex-servicemen/women)


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