|NAME||William John Cox|
|MILITARY SERIAL NO.||939|
|UNIT||1st Australian Light Horse|
|ENLISTED||Sydney 11 January 1915|
|DISCHARGED||Sydney 25 May 1919 – possibly medically unfit|
William John Cox’s block was in the County of Urana, Parish of Sumner, Urana Land District and consisted of 900 acres. The block was a part of Urangeline Soldiers’ Group Purchase. In March 1922, Cox applied for four tons of chaff to feed his horses as the grass on his property had been burnt by a bush fire. He had no crops in during 1921 as he had come to the settlement too late to do so. In March he had £45 left out of his advance and asked the Department for permission to use this for seed wheat which was agreed to.
Consent was given to transfer the property from Cox to John Thomas Swannel of Osborne, subject to the discharge of Cox’s liability in respect of his advance, concurrence with the Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission, payment of the 1924 instalments and interest owing and stamp duty.  These conditions were to be undertaken within three months.
Even though he requested an extension of time to make his repayments, Cox paid back his advance in full on 20 March 1925.
 SRNSW: Lands Department, NRS 8058, Returned Soldiers loan files, [12/7241 No. 7359] William John Cox, William Plummer Inspector to the Director RSS Branch, Memorandum, 2 March 1922.
 Ibid, W.E. Wearne Minister for Lands to Closer Settlement Branch 11 February 1925.
 Ibid, Department of Lands Memorandum 6 April 1925.
Sources used to compile this entry:
State Records NSW: Lands Department;, NRS 8058 Returned Soldiers Loan files: [12/7241 No. 7359], William John Cox.
National Archives of Australia; B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers (William John Cox) online: http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/imagine.asp?B=3437510&I=1&SE=1