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Service:Royal Australian Air Force
Service Number:260706
Rank:Flight Lieutenant
Date of Birth:9 October 1915
Place of Birth:Summer Hill, NSW, Australia
Date of Death:28 April 1942 (Aged 26 years)
Units:No. 4 Squadron, RAAF
No. 22 Squadron, RAAF
No. 75 Squadron, RAAF †
No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF

NAA: A9300, COX B M


12 February 1940Enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force.
Posted to No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.
Air Cadet on Enlistment.
6 May 1940Posted to No. 22 Squadron, RAAF.
28 June 1940Promoted to Pilot Officer.
Awarded Flying Badge.
1 July 1940Posted to No. 1 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
2 September 1940Posted to No. 4 Squadron, RAAF.
28 December 1940Promoted to Flying Officer.
19 December 1941Appointed Acting Flight Lieutenant.
14 February 1942Posted to Station Headquarters, Canberra.
Relinquished Acting Rank.
9 March 1942Posted to No. 75 Squadron, RAAF.
1 April 1942Promoted to Temporary Flight Lieutenant.
28 April 1942 †Kittyhawk A29-47: Shot down by Japanese fighters over Port Moresby.

Burial Details

Panel:Panel 9.

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
World War 2 Nominal Roll
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour


National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, COX, Barry Mortimer - (Flight Lieutenant); Service Number - 706; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Kittyhawk A29-47; Place - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Date - 24 April 1942, A705, 163/26/203.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1948, COX BARRY MORTIMER : Service Number - 260706 : Date of birth - 09 Oct 1915 : Place of birth - SUMMER HILL NSW : Place of enlistment - MASCOT : Next of Kin - COX B, A9300, COX B M.

Record updated on 4 May 2018.


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