LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Keith Frederick COX

Service No: 62134
Born: Auburn NSW, 8 February 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 February 1942
Discharged from the RAAF: 10 April 1943
Unit at Discharge: No. 9 Squadron, RAAF Station Rathmines NSW
Died: Complications from Injuries (from a Vehicle Accident on 28 August 1942), Sydney, 27 July 1945, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Cremated
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Cox; husband of Lavinia Florence Cox, of Marrickville
Roll of Honour: Marrickville NSW
Remembered: New South Wales Crematorium Memorial, Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On the 10 April 1943, Leading Aircraftman Cox, a Flight Rigger, was discharged from the RAAF as medically unfit for further service. His illnesses resulted from an accident in a tender while returning from Toronto to Rathmines on 28 August 1942.

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
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 62134
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

Gillett, R. (Ross) Wings Across the Sea: the first ever complete history of naval aviation from the first world war to the present, Aerospace Publications, 1988