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John Frederick KNOX

Regimental number8761
Place of birthHastings Victoria
AddressHastings, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Knox, Hastings, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has always shown the greatest devotion to duty as a dresser during operations and as a N.C.O. in charge of wards in back areas, he has shown marked organising ability. During the period 2nd October, 1917 to 14th October, 1917, at the A.D.S. MENIN ROAD he was indefatigable in carrying out his duties and on two occasions during a rush time worked for 24 to 36 hours continuously, dressing wounded, and by his cheerful example and devotion materially improved the morale of the wounded and the tired out orderlies under him. As N.C.O. in charge of the officers ward at D.R.S., BAILLEUL, his patients frequently commented on his tact and skill as a nursing orderly and I have never known an officer who has been nursed by him but voluntarily spoke of his good qualities.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 November 1944

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