Edith (Edyth) COCKS

COCKS, Edith (Edyth)

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
Born: Mount Gambier, SA, 1884
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Masseuse
Died: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Myocardial with general Cardiovascular Degeneration, South Terrace, Adelaide, 31 August 1937
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Road 3 Path 7 W 33
Memorials: Keswick South Australian Army Nurses Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1915: Involvement 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
12 Nov 1915: Embarked 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Miss Edith Cocks, of South terrace, City, who died recently, was on active service as a nurse from 1915 to 1919, both in England and Egypt. After the war she was appointed to the Repatriation Hospital Keswick, and remained there until 1933, when she resigned. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Cocks, and granddaughter of an old pioneer, Robert Cocks, who arrived in the Buffalo. She is survived by a brother. Mr H. Cocks, of Gladstone, and two sisters, Misses J. and D. Cocks, of South terrace, Adelaide

The Advertiser Monday 04 October 1937 page 12