John Frederick KNOX BEM

KNOX, John Frederick

Service Number: 8761
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Unit : 2nd Field Ambulance, 14th Reinforcement
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Field Ambulance
Born: Hastings, Victoria, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Hastings, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Died: 18 November 1944, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Memorials: Hastings State School No 1098 Pictorial Honor Roll

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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Field Ambulance, Unit : 2nd Field Ambulance, 14th Reinforcement
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 8761, 2nd Field Ambulance
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 8761, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 Jul 1918: Honoured British Empire Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory 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 "

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