Herbert William Coxhead
From Our Contribution
Courtesy Rob Richings
|Date of Birth||c1893|
|Place of Birth||Windsor, Berkshire, England|
|Death||8 Mar 1918, aged 24|
|Place of Death||Beenup, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||22 years, 10 Months|
5' 5¼" (1.66m) tall ; 109 lbs|
49.442 kg; sallow complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/- Post Office Beenup, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Charles Coxhead|
|Date of Enlistment||24 Jan 1916|
|Unit/Formation||11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement / 3rd Brigade, 1st Division|
|Date of Embarkation||31 Mar 1916 ‒ 24 Apr 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A9 Shropshire|
|Date of Return||5 Jul 1916 ‒ 2 Aug 1916|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A63 Karoola|
|Fate||Returned to Australia (medical)|
Armadale War Memorial (Beenup panel) |
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
Australian War Memorial
|Medals||British War Medal|
Herbert entered camp on 24 Jan 1916 and was posted to the 46th Depot Company. Three weeks later he was allocated to the 16th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion and he completed his training with them and travelled with them to Egypt.
In Egypt to undertook further training during which time he reported sick on 16 May 1916. Admitted to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Heliopolis on 20 May 1916, he was found to be suffering with Tuberculosis. Released on 25 May 1916 to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital who then placed him with a Convalescent Hospital to await a ship home.
On 5 Jul 1916 he was sent back to Australia from Suez for a medical discharge. Discharged by 5th Military District on 15 Apr 1917 - Tubercular disease. Died 8 Mar 1918.
"...developed lung trouble and was six months in the hospital in Cairo. Now an inmate of Menzies Hospital, Perth.
Never recovered from his TB and died aged 25. Parents were Charles, (a gardener) and Hannah who lived on "Winkfield Farm" in Beenup. Herbert was buried in the Anglican section of Karrakatta Cemetery.
- "The Drill of the Foot-Hills" (PDF) (1917). Western Australia. Mar 1917. p. 14. Retrieved 16 May 2017 – via State Library of Western Australia.