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Sir George Hodges Knox

Born
17 December 1885 (Prahran, Victoria)
Died
11 July 1960
Parents
William, businessman, and Catherine Mary MacMurtie
Marriage

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: (1) 4 Feb 1909 Kathleen Purves MacPherson (dissolved 1919); 1s.; (2) 19 Aug 1921 Ada Victoria Harris; 1s. ;  Father, William Knox (q.v.) was MLC South Eastern 1898-1901 and MHR 1901-1910.

Education
Scotch College
Career

Orchardist, farmer and soldier

Electrical engineer Manchester, England; orchardist and farmer Beaconfield, Ferntree Gully from 1920, sold major portion 1947; Automobile Corps 1909, Vic. Scottish Regiment (later 52nd battalion) 1909-1915, major; Australian Imperial Force 1915-1918, Commanding Officer 23rd battalion, Gallipoli, Egypt and France, lieutenant-colonel, mentioned in dispatches twice, blown up 1916, Commanding Officer no. 1 Command Depot, England 1916-1918; CMG 1917; Aide-de-Camp to Vic. Governor and special service overseas 1918-1920; Commanding Officer 48 battalion 1921-1922, 52nd battalion Gippsland Regiment 1922-1927; Volunteer Officers Decoration 1926; WWII Commanding Officer Vic. Scottish Regiment and 2nd Infantry brigade Australian Military Forces, brigadier 1942, retired; director Mutual Store Ltd 1948

Ferntree Gully shire councillor 1922-1927, shire of Knox named after him 1963
Party
Nationalist
United Australia Party
Liberal Party
Liberal Country Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyUpper Yarra1 April 19271 October 1945
Legislative AssemblyScoresby1 November 19451 July 1960

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech
References

References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 9; Jones, M., 'Prolific in God's Gifts: A Social History of Knox and the Dandenongs', Sydney, 1983.

Data Source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Award
Kt 1945

Last updated: 9th May 2019