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Alfred Robert Cox

Portrait of Sergeant Alfred Robert Cox, Archives New Zealand, AALZ   25044 3 / F1309 70. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sergeant Alfred Robert Cox, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 3 / F1309 70. Image is su …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Cox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13879 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 February 1891 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Stewart IslandNZ Marine Region Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs G. Cox (mother), Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13879 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      133 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Embarked Wellington, 26 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 22 August 1916; marched in to Sling Camp, 23 August 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 26 September 1916; joined 1st Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, in the field, 12 October 1916.
    Found guilty, 14 May 1917, of being absent from 8 am parade, 13 May: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.
    Attached to No 2 NZ Machine Gun Company, 12 May 1917; rejoined Bn from attachment, 19 June 1917.
    Detached to 2nd Brigade School, 20 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 December 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 3 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 January 1918.
    Detached to 2nd Brigade School, 22 January 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 February 1918.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 7 May 1918.
    Detached to Divisional L[ewis] G[un] School, 19 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 June 1918.
    Detached to 3rd Field Ambulance (escort duty), 30 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 16 August 1918.
    Promoted Corporal, 8 July 1918.
    Appointed Lance Sergerant, 19 September 1918.
    Wounded in action, 8 October 1918 (gun shot wound, right leg), and admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 20, 11 October 1918, and admitted to 1st South African General Hospital, Abbeville; transferred to England, 18 October 1918, and admitted to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 20 October 1918.

    Tried by District Court Martial, 21 June 1919, on charge of when on Active Service joining in a mutiny in Forces belonging to His Majesty's NZEF, in a mutiny by combining with other soldiers of the Otago Prov. Det. to resist and offer violence to their Superior Officer in the execution of their duty; Alternative charge: being present whilst mutinous soldiers of the O.P. Det. forcible [sic] entered the Sgts' Mess of No 2 Camp Sling and not use [sic] his utmost endeavours to assist his superior Officers to suppress said mutiny': awarded 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour, reduced to the ranks, and forfeited 29 days' pay.
    Sentence remitted as from 4 July 1919.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from London on board HMNZT 'Cordoba', 18 July 1919; discharged, 30 October 1919.
    War service: 3 years 236 days (of which 3 years 99 days were overseas)
    Medals: Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    25 January 1969 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    Age 77 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 70AS, Plot 10 AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 13 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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