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Catherine Anne Fox

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  • Service number
    22/118 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Anne AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Staff Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Catherine Anne AWMM
  • Surname
    Fox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Anne AWMM
  • Service number
    22/118 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Catholic, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Nurse AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. Fox (sister), Hallenstein's Buildings, Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 Jul 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22/118 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Hospital Ship. No. 1, 1st Voyage from NZ AWMM
    Vessel was Maheno AWMM
    Staff Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service Corps AWMM
    Hospital Ship No 1, Maheno AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Staff Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Catherine Fox was the sister of Miss M. Fox, of Hallenstein's Buildings, Auckland. Born at Otago.

    Trained as a nurse in Dunedin.

    Served in Egypt

    Catherine Fox was one of the New Zealand nurses who died when the Marquette was torpedoed and sank in October 1915.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "Nurses and Volunteers" display. Display item is a Roll of Honour of Nurses who died while on active service.

    Name Anne on the Roll of Honour. The Marquette was a British Merchant ship of 7,057 tons. It sank when a torpedo launched from a submarine hit it 36 miles south of Salonica Bay. Twenty nine crew and 182 troops were lost. Ten of those who died were New Zealand nurses who had been working at No.1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital in Port Said in October 1915 when they were ordered to prepare to go to Lemnos. The hospital was to be set up there to care for casualties being brought back from the Dardanelles. The Transport Ship Marquette took on board officers and men of the New Zealand Medical Corps, 36 New Zealand Army Nursing Staff, 610 officers and men of 29th Divisional Ammunition Column , 541 mules and some ammunition in mid October sailed for Salonika. The French torpedo destroyer Tirailleur joined the convoy on 22 October which gave credence to the idea that there was a real danger of being attacked by German submarines in the Mediterranean. The torpedo destroyer left the convoy that night and at 9.15 am on 23 October the Marquette was hit by a torpedo on the starboard side and began to list. Within about 15 minutes she sank. Nurses lost their lives in the evacuation as lifeboats tipped over as they were lowered into the sea, some boats falling on others, with some being left on the ship and going down with her. In Egypt there were two New Zealand Hospitals (No.1 and 2 NZ Stationary Hospitals and one Convalescent Hospital (Aotea Convalescent Hospital) in Cairo. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    23 October 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Aegean Sea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Lost at sea, HT Marquette, Aegean Sea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Memorial name
    • Mikra Memorial, Greece AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Nurses' Memorial Chapel, Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial window, Five Sisters Window, north transept, York Minster, York, England AWMM
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  • We remember your contribution and sacrifice for your country and our freedom.
    Public - Caspar - Researcher - 19 April 2015
  • God bless you Catherine. We are forever thankful for your service to protect & care for our men & for paying the ultimate price to protect our country with your life. May you rest in peace. Remembered by Debbie, Carlin & Eden.
    Public - Debbie - Researcher - 8 April 2015

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19 April 2015CasparAuckland, NZResearcher
08 April 2015DebbieAuckland Researcher