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Sir George Hodges Knox

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

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.

Scotch College

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
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: 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

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Last updated: 9th May 2019