Lydia Kate (Kath) King

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Lydia Kate (Kath) King. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial

KING, Lydia Kate (Kath)

Service no: Staff nurse [1]

Place of birth: Glebe, 1886

Address: Burnley, Byng Street, Orange

Occupation: Hospital nurse

Next of kin: Lydia Knapp King (mother), Burnley, 30 Byng Street, Orange

Date of enlistment: 24 November 1914

Place of enlistment: Unknown

Age at enlistment: 28

Fate: Embarked HMAT Kyarra A55 Sydney 28 November 1914. Proceeded to Lemnos April 1915. Arrived Cape Helles, 5 May 1915. Promoted to Nursing Sister 1 December 1915. Resigned her appointment 31 January 1917 when she married. Conducted Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) duties at Harefield Hospital, England, June to December 1917.

Kath's name appears on the Holy Trinity Church Orange Honour Roll.

Leader, 18 February 1916, p. 6.

Our brave nurses honouring the Red Cross: Nurses King welcomed home [2]

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