Name/TitleSister Catherine Anne Fox
About this objectSister Catherine Anne Fox was one of several nurses known in the Waimate area who drowned when the troopship 'Marquette' was sunk by a German torpedo in the Aegean Sea on the 23 October 1915. When news of the sinking reached Waimate the town flew its flags at half mast.
The daughter of Mr & Mrs John Fox of Studholme, Catherine was born in Central Otago, trained at Dunedin Hospital, and afterwards nursed at Waimate, Christchurch and Auckland. At the time of enlistment on 6 July 1915 she was working in Auckland as a private nurse.
The Waimate Museum holds the commemorative plaque for nurses I. Clark, M. Gorman and C. Fox that was once displayed in the Waimate Hospital.
Date Madec. 1914-1915
Subject and Association KeywordsWWI