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Isabel Clark

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  • Service number
    22/108 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Staff Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright res … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Isabel AWMM
  • Surname
    Clark AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    22/108 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Nurse AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss Clark (sister), Ardgowan, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 Jul 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    22/108 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
    Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Hospital Ship. No. 1, 1st Voyage from NZ AWMM
    Vessel was Maheno AWMM
    Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service Corps AWMM
    Hospital Ship No 1, Maheno AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • 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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  • Last rank
    WW1 Staff Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Isabel Clark was the sister of Alexander David Clark, of Ardgowan, Oamaru.

    Trained for nursing in Oamaru; she was one of the first NZANS nurses to leave New Zealand.

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

    The first group NZANS nurses arrived in Alexandria on 16 June 1915, the second on 21 May and the third on 10 July. 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 Salonika 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 that night 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 sank. 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.

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "Nurses and Volunteers " display. Display item is a Roll of Honour of Nurses who died while on active service. AWMM
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Death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    23 October 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Accidental Death AWMM
  • Place of death
    Aegean Sea AWMM
  • Death notes
    Lost at sea, HT Marquette, Aegean Sea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • 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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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 128 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