Margaret Campbell Born 6 January 1881 - Died 12 May 1927 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number22/316 AWMM Also known asMaggie AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankInter War Sister AWMMNew Zealand Army Nursing Service AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy Portrait - No known copyright restrictions AWMM View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesMargaret AWMM SurnameCampbell AWMM Ingoa Also known asMaggie AWMM Service number22/316 AWMM GenderFemale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionPresbyterian, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth6 January 1881 AWMM Place of birthParnell, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesParnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Nurse AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 17 Jan 1916 Roslyn, Rendall Place, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMiss Elsie Campbell (sister), Roslyn, Rendel Place, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 25 Jan 1916 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1914-1916 Egypt AWMM1914-1919 Western Front AWMM1914-1919 Western Front AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number22/316 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and AwardsBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMMiD. September 1918. Specially mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, for her devotion to duty and for her gallant and distinguished war services. AWMMVictory Medal with oak leaf AWMM Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 17 January 1916 AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 35 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 Hospital Ship. No. 1, 2nd Voyage from NZ AWMMVessel was Maheno AWMMNurse AWMM; Hospital Ship No 1, Maheno (Second Charter) AWMM; New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesWeight, Unknown Period AWMM117 pounds AWMMHeight, Unknown Period AWMM4 feet 11 inches AWMMEye colour, Unknown Period AWMMLight brown AWMMHair colour, Unknown Period AWMMLight brown AWMMComplexion, Unknown Period AWMMMedium AWMMOther, Unknown Period AWMMartificial teeth. Fit. AWMMChest, Unknown Period AWMM33 inches (min), 36 inches (max) AWMMSuicide, Cause of Death AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankInter War 19 February 1919 AWMMSister AWMMNew Zealand Army Nursing Service AWMM Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › Daughter of Christina and George Campbell.Two daughters, sisters, Christina Campbell (22/311) and Margaret Campbell (22/316) served in WW1.Newspaper cutting 13 May 1927 "Sad Death of Nurse. Three Years War Service Mentioned in Despatches" . The body of Miss Margaret Weir Campbell, aged 44, a nurse, residing at 19A Hackett Street, Ponsonby, was found on St Mary's Beach below high water mark about 7.30 am yesterday. Miss Campbell went to bed as usual on Wednesday evening. Her sister Miss Christina Campbell, who slept in the same room, heard her breathing, as if asleep, about two o'clock yesterday morning. When Miss Christina Campbell awoke again about six o'clock her sister was missing. She searched the beaches nearby without result and then communicated with the police. Sergeant Waterman discovered the body sometime later. The late Miss Campbell had a distinguished record of service in the Great War. She was trained at Waihi Public Hospital, serving there for four years. In January, 1916, she sailed on the hospital ship "Maheno" to begin a period of war service, which continued for three years. With her sister, Miss Christina Campbell, she served for eighteen months in front-line dressing stations in France and on November 8, 1918, was mentioned in despatches by Field Marshall , Sir Douglas Haig, for gallant and distinguished war services. Early in 1919 she returned to New Zealand and went to Waihi Hospital as ward sister. After a year in this position, Miss Campbell took a course of Plunket training and was engaged in district work in Auckland for two years. About 18 months ago she retired owing to ill health. Miss Campbell was of a very bright and unselfish disposition. She is survived by her mother, one brother and three sisters, resident in Auckland.An inquest was opened yesterday and was adjourned after identification had been given."From the Inquest: Margaret Weir Campbell (excerpts from the sworn statement by Margaret Campbell's sister Christina). "About 18 months ago my late sister had a blood pressure seizure and she had a blood pressure seizure, and she had another and more severe one about seven months ago, during the latter remaining unconscious for some time. During the whole of that period she has had bad health, been up and down at times and has been subject to severe depressions. She has said on occasions that she longed to die but she has not shown definite indications that she may take her own life." "I went to sleep and woke about 11pm . My sister was awake, I asked if she had been asleep and she said that she had not, and there was not anything in her manner at that time to cause me alarm concerning her.""I woke again at 6am and saw her bed unoccupied. I searched about but could not find her, the indications being she had left the house in her night attire. I then called my other sister (Elsie) and she and I at once made a search along the waterfront in the vicinity but could not find any trace of her.""Her body was brought into the house in a casket later in the day but I did not see her again."From The Evening Post 12 May 1927 "War Nurse Drowned" (by telegraph).(Special to "The Evening Post')Nurse Margaret Campbell disappeared from her home in Hackett Street, Ponsonby, last night and her body was found by a search party at St Mary's Beach, at 7 o'clock this morning. Miss Campbell served for three years with the New Zealand Army Nursing Service and was mentioned in despatches. As a result of her war work in France Miss Campbell had been in ill health for a long time and was unable to follow her profession.Suicide by drowning AWMM Read more Death About death Contribute › Age at death44 AWMM Date of death12 May 1927 AWMM Cause of deathSuicide AWMM Place of deathPonsonby, Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Death notesSt Mary's Beach, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameHillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceArea 8, Block B, Lot 61, Row 22, Plot 315 AWMM Memorial nameAuckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM Memorial reference ObituaryDeath report: New Zealand Herald, 13 May 1927 AWMM Roll of Honour Remember Margaret Campbell by laying a poppy. Malcolm Hugh Campbell Malcolm John Campbell Margaret Campbell Martin Campbell Maurice Melton Campbell Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of Margaret Campbell Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksCemetery Records. Auckland, Hillsborough, Onetangi, Waiheke, Otahuhu Public, Waikaraka and others.http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/cemeteries/cemetery.htmlSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=21891888Further ReferenceArmy General Staff file. Territorial Force 1915 - 1927http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=22204657Further ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C33535Further Reference DocumentsThe New Zealand Herald AWMMNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM15: 3 AWMMThe New Zealand Herald AWMMDeath report: New Zealand Herald, 13 May 1927 AWMMService 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.