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Lorna Aylmer Rattray

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lorna Aylmer AWMM
  • Surname
    Rattray AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22/160 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 January 1875 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    10 January 1875 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    Dunedin, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Daughter of James RATTRAY & Catherine Charlotte AYLMER Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Miss Ada Francis Rattray (sister), Craighall, Eglinton Road, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • and
      C W RATTRAY (brother) Crawford St., Dunedin Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    No 1 Stationary Hospital at Port Said; Oct 1915 T/Ship 'Marquette' Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military record
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military record
  • Service number
    WWI 22/160 AWMM
  • Military service
    July 1915 - Oct 1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal
    Plaque & Scroll # 510937 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1914 Passed State Examination for Nursing - trained n Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Nurse Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    40yrs 5mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 December 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • 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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lorna Rattray was the sister of Mr. C. W. Rattray, of Crawford St., Dunedin.

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

    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 on 22 October 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 had sunk. 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. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 October 1915 AWMM
    Aegean Sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    St Matthew's Church, Dunedin Public - Sarah - 22 April 2015 - Plaque in ANZAC Chapel
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Mikra Memorial, Greece 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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    Public - Lauren - 4 May 2015

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 603 AWMM
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
    • Service Women Project: Sponsorship to research this record was kindly provided by the Auckland Returned Services Association, Returned Servicewomen's Branch; Marjorie Traill, Dorothy Grant, Daphne Shaw and Margaret Woollett. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
    • McNabb, S. (2015). 100 years New Zealand military nursing : New Zealand Army nursing service : Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps, 1915-2015. Hawke's Bay, N.Z.: Sherayl McNabb. AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
11 December 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
04 May 2015LaurenOwaka New ZealandOther
22 April 2015SarahDUNEDINOther