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Horace Gordon Cox
« on: Wednesday 02 May 18 15:33 BST (UK) »
Horace Gordon Cox Born London 30 June 1910
My father left the UK to sail to Australia on 9 January 1926 at the age of 15. I can see no record of him sailing with a relative or friend and am trying to find out where he went and who he stayed with.
I am assuming that he was met by relations and a number of Cox’s emigrated to Australia at the end of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century.
He landed in Melbourne and I am aware he spent some time at the Yanco experimental farm in NSW leaving there about April 1926 – before it became a training farm for delinquent boys!
Interestingly, Yanco is close to Wagga Wagga where I believe there is a large Cox cemetery.
I also believe he worked on one or several sheep farms and I have a wages slip from Young Bros & Co , Stock and Station Agents in Horsham Victoria. He was very keen on Prahran football club which makes me think, at one time, he worked fairly close to Melbourne.
It is possible that he was recorded in The Werriwa area of NSW in 1930.
He returned to the UK in November 1932.
Any information anyone can give me about his whereabouts during that time would be gratefully received and hey I might even find some new relatives.

My father died on 30th January 1989.
Andy Cox

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Re: Horace Gordon Cox
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 May 18 16:21 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Andy.

First off I should inform you that email addresses are not allowed in posts.  This is to prevent you getting spammed etc. If a moderator spots this your email will be removed. 

Are you looking for information on your father when he was in Australia or when he returned to the UK?  I get the impression that you are interested in his time in Australia.  If so this would be better on the Australia board.

If it was when he returned to the UK then I would be looking for him on the 1939 register.
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