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Nancy Grace Augusta Wake

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  • Also known as
    • la souris blanche AWMM
    • White Mouse AWMM
    • la souris blanche AWMM
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Identity

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    Nancy Grace Augusta AWMM
  • Surname
    Wake AWMM
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  • Also known as
    • la souris blanche AWMM
    • White Mouse AWMM
    • la souris blanche AWMM
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    Female AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 August 1912 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
    30 August 1912 Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - New Zealand Births Deaths & Marriages
  • Place of birth
    Roseneath, Wellington, New Zealand Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - Wikipedia
  • Birth notes
    She was the youngest of six children born in Wellington, New Zealand Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - Wikipedia
  • Address before enlistment
    Working as a journalist in Europe, she interviewed Adolf Hitler in Vienna in 1933 and then vowed to fight against his persecution of Jews. Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - Wikipedia
  • Post war occupation
    After the war, she worked for the British government and returned to Australia and ran unsuccessfull Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - Wikipedia
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    Nancy is a 2nd cousin 3x removed Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - Family Ancestry Files

Service

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Medical history

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Wife of Henry Fiocca (married 1939); and John Forward (married 1957)

      Nancy grew up in Australia where the family had moved.

      Fluent in French she was a courier for Captain Ian Garrow who helped create an escape route for men from Vichy France to Spain.

      Her story inspired the author S. Faulks who wrote the novel Charlotte Gray (1999), it was later made into a film. AWMM
    • Her mother's name is Ella Wake Public - Ella - Other relative - 13 May 2016 - Family oral history
    • Nancy's' Maternal Grandparents are Charles Henry & Margaret Rosieur (Nee Cossill). Her Maternal Gt Grandparents are Charles & Pourewa (Margaret Cossill) Public - Raewyn Margaret - Direct descendant - 21 June 2018 - Family Oral History
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Death

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  • Death
    7 August 2011 AWMM
    Age 99 AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
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  • I have a photograph of my great uncle Ian Grant Garrow’s tomb stone which is currently located in Dallas, Moray, Scotland.
    Public - Andrew - 18 June 2018

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
21 June 2018Raewyn MargaretNew ZealandDirect descendant
18 June 2018AndrewGlasgow, ScotlandOther
13 May 2016Ella auckland, New ZealandOther relative