COX James Leslie 82102

LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman James Leslie COX

Service No: 82102
Born: Adelaide SA, 16 July 1903
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 September 1942
Unit: No. 4 Aircraft Depot, Kalgoorlie WA
Died: Accident, Kalgoorlie WA, 24 August 1943, Aged 40 Years
Buried: Karrakatta War Cemetery WA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert and Rebecca Bainbridge Cox; husband of Ivy May Cox, of Kalgoorlie.
Roll of Honour: Kalgoorlie WA
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Leading Aircraftman Cox, a Flight Rigger, was electrocuted while measuring the height from the transom of an aircraft to the ground when he inadvertently touched a high tension wire.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (Perth) On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/204