WILCOX Reginald John

Name Reginald John WILCOX
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1898
Died 1968
Birth/ Baptism Born 13 September 1898, 12 Frederick Street, Launceston
Parents John and Mary Jane Wilcox (formerly Gibbs)
Apprenticeship Possibly Thomas and Owen Pty Ltd, Hobart
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart, Sheffield
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 19 September 1925, St Paul’s Church, Launceston, to Mildred Isabel Benneworth.
Other Other recorded skills: Ironmonger’s assistant, vocational trainee, salesman.

November 1916: Enlisted in World War I.
April 1918: Wounded in action in France and returned to Australia in January 1919.

Approx. 1922: Vocational trainee, Hobart.

Advocate 27 October 1925:
‘Mr R J Wilcox, who was until lately with Messrs. Thomas and Owen Pty Ltd, Hobart, has opened an up to date watchmaker’s and jeweller’s business at Sheffield. He has purchased a complete new stock of silverware, gold wristlet watches, all the new shapes in gold bangles and gold brooches for birthday, wedding, and Christmas gifts. Mr Wilcox will also specialise in repairs to watches and clocks, and jewellery.’

Approx. mid-1920s-1930s: Sheffield

1940-1946: Served in World War II, Instructor, Infantry Training Depot, Brighton, Tasmania.

Death 21 November 1968, Launceston General Hospital, Launceston
TAHO: RGD33/1/85 no505 Birth 1898; Name Indexes 1967956, File No. 966 Marriage 1925; AD961/1/27 Will No. 12696 1969.
Web: Ancestry: Electoral Rolls 1919, 1922, 1928, 1936, 1949, 1958; National Archives of Australia, B2455 Service No. 7692 & B884 Service No. T262432;
City of Launceston, Carr Villa Cemetery 1968.
North West Advocate & Emu Bay Times 28 May 1918; Advocate 17 December 1925, 2 February 1926, 11 January 1926, 6 August 1931, 3 December 1940.