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Robert Gordon Duncan KNOX

Regimental number15220
Date of birth25 August 1892
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
SchoolBenalla West State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMillthorpe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, J B Knox, Shire Secretary, Benalla, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Australian General Hospital
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Warrnambool branch, 21 January 1911. transferred to Maldo branch, February 1911; to Bendigo branch, October 1912; to Kyneton brach (ledger keeper), December 1912; To Moama branch, February 1913; to Head Office, Sydney, August 1913; to Moree branch, September 1914; to Millthorpe branch, December 1914.
FateDrowned 8 January 1917
Date of death25 December 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTell el Kebir War Memorial Cemetery (Grave No. 35), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Isabella KNOX of Benalla, Victoria.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 14312 Private James Baldock KNOX, 3rd Australian General Hospital, returned to Australia, 9 July 1919; 942 Private Francis Walters Baldock KNOX, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 July 1917. Sister: Sister Hida Mary KNOX, Australian Army Nursing Service, died of disease, 17 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Court of Enquiry, Abbassia, 30 January 1917, found that he had sustained a wound to the back of the neck before he fell or was pushed into the Nile, and that 'the presence of the wound, coupled with the absence of belt and boots is decidedly suspicious.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 221.

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