Evelyn Veronica (Eva) KING

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KING, Evelyn Veronica

Service Number: NFX76573
Enlisted: 24 June 1941
Last Rank: Sister
Last Unit: 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)
Born: Darlington Point, New South Wales, Australia, 31 December 1905
Home Town: Darlington Point, Murrumbidgee Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Darlington Point Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Nurse
Died: Killed in action aboard the AHS Centaur, At sea (off Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), 14 May 1943, aged 37 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea
Memorials: Augusta Australian Army Nursing Sisters Monument, Australian Military Nurses Memorial, Australian Service Nurses National Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Concord 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship 'Centaur' Roll of Honour, Cootamundra RSL Honour Rolls, Cootamundra War Memorial, Darlington Point Memorial Centre and Gates, Darlington Point War Memorial, Gold Coast - AHS Centaur Memorial, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Memorial Rose Garden, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN NFX76573
24 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Army Nursing Service, Lieutenant, 113 Concord Military Hospital
27 Jan 1942: Embarked Australian Army Nursing Service, Lieutenant, NHS Oranje "1st Netherlands Military Hospital Ship AIF"
24 Jun 1942: Promoted Australian Army Nursing Service, Sister
17 Mar 1943: Embarked Sister, 2/3 Hospital Ship (Centaur)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Daughter of Richard and Mary Ann King, of Darlington Point New South Wales.