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William Forrest Cox

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Photo taken at Stalag XV111A, Wolfsberg, Austria, with William Cox standing on the left hand end of the 2nd row from the top.

Photo taken at Stalag XV111A, Wolfsberg, Austria, with William Cox standing on the left hand end of …

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Forrest AWMM
  • Surname
    Cox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 33897 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 January 1918 Public Source Wanganui, New Zealand Public Source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Post-office, Halcombe AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. Esther Cox (mother), Halcombe AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940-1941 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown 2NZEF Nom Roll 3
    Age 22 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian 2NZEF Nom Roll 3
    FeildingManawatu-Wanganui 2NZEF Nom Roll 3
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria Public Source
    • WW2 POW - Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Greece, Europe List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 Escaped or evaded capture. Date Interrogated: circa 8 May 1945. AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 7177 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    22 April 2008 Public Source
    Age 90 AWMM
    BlenheimMarlborough Public Source
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.103 AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of NZ Escapees and Evaders - 1 New Zealand Interrogation Section Book 2, Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAAA 7393 (R25405145) AWMM

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