Maxwell Cox was born 5 April 1917 in Tingha, New South Wales, Australia to Oliver Cox (1896-1978) and Maud Jane Beard (1892-1965) and died 3 September 1944 Trefor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Betty Hale (bef1940-) 26 October 1940 in Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Maxwell Cox and Betty Hale (bef1940-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Verelie Cox (bef1945-)


Cr. Cox's Son Killed

At the week-end the unwelcome news that Flying Officer Maxwell Cox, son of Councillor and Mrs. O. Cox, of Tingha, had been killed in an aircraft accident in England, was received. The accident occurred early in the month during exercises near Trevor.

Referring to the matter the "Inverell Times" states: "A pathetic incident in connection with the tragedy was that at the time the telegram was delivered Mr. and Mrs. Cox were reading a letter from their son, which had only arrived that day, informing them he had just been promoted from Pilot Officer to Flying Officer.

The deceased airman gained his "wings" in Australia and sometime later was drafted to the R.A.A.F. in England. He was 27 years of age. Prior to enlisting he was engaged with his uncle, Mr. Ernest Cox, on tin dredging operations.

He was a fine type of Australian and deservedly popular amongst the whole community. A widow, formerly Miss Betty Hale, of Breeza, and a young daughter, Verelie, survive. His widow and daughter are at present at Breeza. The sympathy of the whole district goes out to the gried stricken relatives."

Guyra Argus, 14 September 1944, page 5

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