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Hilda Mary KNOX

Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
SchoolState School, Benalla, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, J B Knox, Shire Secretary, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentSister
Unit name14th Australian General Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/101/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 19 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSister
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Nursing Service
FateDied of disease 17 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Officers Block, Plot B, Row 4, Grave No. 10), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Isabella KNOX of Benalla, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers:14312 Private James Baldock KNOX, 3rd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia 9 July 1919; 15220 Private Robert Gordon Duncan KNOX, 14th Australian General Hospital, drowned 8 January 1917; 942 Private Francis Walters Baldock KNOX, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia 11 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Promoted to Nursing Sister 1 December 1915.

Left Suez for Australia per H.T. 'Argyllshire' on nursing duties with 1st Australian General Hospital, 3 March 1916. Re-embarked per 'Karoola' at Melbourne for duty with the 14th Australian General Hospital 19 August 1916; disembarked Suez 20 September 1916.

Transferred to H.S. 'Essequibo' 16 January 1917 and embarked for England ex Alexandria.

Arrived in England for Imperial Service in France 26 January 1917; left England for duty in France 8 February 1917. Attached to 11th British Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 11 February 1917.

Died en-route to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, of cerebro-spinal meningitis.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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