Christina HICKS

HICKS, Christina

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 5 September 1917, Enlisted at Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Staff Nurse
Last Unit: Staff for No 1 Hospital Ship 'Karoola'
Born: Mount Torrens, South Australia, 20 March 1893
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Nurse
Died: South Australia, 13 December 1975, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Barmera Cemetery, South Australia
Garden of Remembrance. Section E, Row A, Grave 16.Rev. Peter Riley officiated Interred on 15 December 1975
Memorials: Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor, Mount Pleasant Roll of Honor, Mount Torrens Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Sep 1917: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Staff for No 1 Hospital Ship 'Karoola', Enlisted at Keswick, SA
12 Sep 1917: Involvement Hospital Transport Corps, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '24' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Karoola embarkation_ship_number: No 1 Hospital Ship public_note: ''
12 Sep 1917: Embarked Hospital Transport Corps, HMAT Karoola, Melbourne
24 Apr 1919: Discharged Australian Army Nursing Service (WW1), Staff Nurse, Staff for No 1 Hospital Ship 'Karoola', Discharged at the 4th Military District. Demobilised due to pending marriage

Christina Hicks

Name: Christina Hicks
Service Number: Staff Nurse
Place of Birth: Mount Torrens
Date of Birth: 20 March 1893
Place of Enlistment: Keswick
Date of Enlistment: 5 September 1917
Age at Enlistment: 24 years 2 months
Next of Kin: Mother, Eliza Ann Hicks
Occupation: Nurse
Religion: Church of England
Rank: Staff Nurse
Christina volunteered her services on Australian Hospital ship Karoola which she embarked at Melbourne on 11 September 1917. She went to England on 19 November and transferred to the 4th Military District on 12 June 1918. Christina transferred to Home Service on 4 September 1918 and was demobilized on 24 April 1919 as she was to be married. Christina Hicks was discharged on 31 October.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Daughter of Armon Hicks and Eliza Ann Hicks nee Scadden of Mount Torrens, SA

Prior to enlisting she was employed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital

Commenced return to Australia on 23 November 1917 aboard HS  Karoola disembarking on 23 January 1918 at Melbourne for onward travel to Adelaide

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

On 24 April 1919 Christina married Albert Roy Yeo in St. Peters College Chapel, Hackney, SA. Albert served with the 9th Light Horse Regiment