Heritage > COX William Aaron: 1899 – 1918, DOW ANZAC
Avenue of honour Upper YarraThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 20

COX, William Aaron

William A COX: POB 1899 England. The family arrived in Australia in 1913, and lived at Hill View Estate, Yarra Junction. 7470: Private W A Cox was 18 years 6 months when he Died of Wounds in France in 1918.
Family NamePoppy lestweforget COX
Given Names William Arron
Birth Date 1899
Birth Place London, ENGLAND
Occupation at Enlistment Carter baker
Date of Enlistment 18.6.1917
Age at Enlistment 18 years 4 months ?
Service Number(s) 7470
Next of Kin Father: Thomas Cox
Embarkation Embarkation
Address at Enlistment Hill View Estate, Yarra Junction
Embarkation Details Unit embarked from Melbourne, VIC on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Nominal Roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 6th Battalion
Fate Died of Wounds
Date of Death 23.8.1918
Place of Death or Wounding FRANCE
Age at Death 18 years 6 months
Australia War Memorial Ref, Panel Number Roll of Honour.Panel No 46


William Aaron Cox’s name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory.

Roll of Honour name projection

Roll of Honour Circular Yes
Commemoration Details and Panel Reference Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres FrancePlot I, Row C, Grave No 17
Medals Victory Medal.British war Medal Memorial scroll.Memorial plaque.Where the Australians Rest.
Local Rolls of Honour Political Labor Council Honor Roll,: Upper Yarra RSL

  • COX T.W ?
Local Memorials Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Fallen

  • W.A. Cox
AIF Data Base William Aaron COX

Family & Early Life

Middle name is Arron, often misspelt as Aaron. His true name was Aaron he served as William Aaron..PARENTS: Thomas and Rosanna Cox of Hill View Estate, Yarra Junction..MOTHER: Rosanna Rebecca nee Moule, she is buried at Wesburn..
SIBLINGS: Alice, Thomas, and Arthur, they all sailed from London 24.12.1913 on the “Commonwealth” via The Cape. Father not on board. William was 14 when he arrived in Australia.
Dick brothers, mother, Jessie Jane, nee Simpson

Military Service

War Service: Western Front. Died of wounds – gun shot wound to head 1.5.1918.Father received his effects including: 1 YMCA Wallet, Photos, 1 Testament, 1 Notebook, 1 French Book, Cards, Coins.


Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – Bob Sutherland. 1999.Warburton Ways, Earle Parkinson 1984
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