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Robert Wright KNOX

Regimental number1863
Place of birthDookie, Victoria
AddressDookie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Jane McCaw, Dookie, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1918
Discharge date24 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3377 Lance Corporal William KNOX, 6th Bn, died of wounds, 18 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 October 1916. Taken on strength, 37th Bn, 26 October 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 18 December 1916 (influenza); rejoined unit, 23 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, calf); admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 8 June 1917; transferred to England, 10 June 1917, and admitted to hospital (wound: severe); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 August 1917; to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 20 August 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; rejoined unit, 8 November 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 15 March 1918 (tonsilitis); rejoined unit, 19 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 5 April 1918 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 56th General Hospital, 9 April 1918; transferred to England, 20 April 1918, and admitted to Admiral Horton County of London War Hospital, 26 April 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, and granted furlough, 16-30 May 1918, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'D11', 6 June 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 31 July 1918; discharged, 24 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 November 1950
Place of burialTullibigeal Cemetery

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