Patricia CASHMORE

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CASHMORE, Patricia

Service Number: EDCC/371
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia, 23 July 1905
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Port Pirie High School, South Australia, Australia
Occupation: Surgical Nurse
Died: At sea (SS Khedive Ismail, sunk by Japanese submarine), Indian Ocean, 12 February 1944, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: East Africa Memorial, Henley Beach Council WW2 Honour Roll and Addendum
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World War 2 Service

14 Feb 1944: Involvement British Army, Sister, SN EDCC/371

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Biography contributed by Gary Fradd

Nursing Sister EDCC/371 Royal Nursing Service of the British Army (East Africa Command).

Born 23 July 1905 at Port Pirie to Arthur Brook Cashmore and Annie Amelia Cashmore, nee Whallin of Northcote, Victoria, Australia.

She qualified in Surgical Nursing at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in August 1930. Killed at sea on the 12th February 1944 aged 38 whilst on the SS Khedive Ismail.

The ship departed on the 6 February 1944 from Kilindini Harbour at Mombasa, Kenya to Colombo, Ceylon in Convoy KR-8. It was attacked and sunk by two torpedoes fired from a B1 type Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean, 1,297 perished.

Patricia is commemorated on the East Africa Memorial, Kenya.

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