COX, JOHN STANLEY
Studio portrait of 845 Private (later
Corporal) John Stanley Cox, 26th Battalion, of Lambton,
NSW. An orchardist prior to enlistment, he embarked on
29 June 1915 from Brisbane as a member of C Company,
aboard troopship HMAT Aeneas (A60). After training in
Egypt, the battalion landed at Gallipoli on 12
September. At Gallipoli, the 26th played a purely
defensive role and at various times was responsible for
the defence of Courtney's and Steele's Posts, and
Russell's Top. It withdrew from the peninsula on 12
The many friends of Corporal Stanley Cox both in Hobart and on the West Coast will regret to hear that he has been killed in action. Corporal Cox was the eldest son of Mrs. R. Cox, of Kangaroo Valley and the late Mr. Robert Cox, of Queenstown. . He enlisted early in 1915 took part in the evacuation from Gallipoli after several months' service. He also went on to France and was killed on November 5, 1910 by a shell.
The Mercury 31st May 1917
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