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Cora Beattie Anderson

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  • Service number
    • 22/1 AWMM
    • 22/12 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Roberton AWMM
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Last rank
    Inter War Matron AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Photograph of New Zealand Hospital Matrons. Left to right:Miss Mabel Thurston, Matron in Chief, N. Z. Expeditionary Forces; Miss Hester MacLean, Matron No 1  N. Z. General Hospital, Brockenhurst; Miss Cora Anderson, Matron  N. Z. Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch; Miss Frances Price, Matron  N. Z. Stationary Hospital, France; Miss Louise McNie, Matron No 3  N. Z. General Hospital, Codford; Miss Fanny Wilson, Matron, No 2  N. Z. General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Image kindly provided by Patricia Howden. Image has no known copyright.
Photograph of New Zealand Hospital Matrons. Left to right:Mi … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cora Beattie AWMM
  • Surname
    Anderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Roberton AWMM
  • Service number
    • 22/1 AWMM
    • 22/12 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    4 March 1881 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    • Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • daughter of William ANDERSON & Annie nee' BUCHANAN Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Nurse AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Wife and Mother Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 06 Apr 1915 Roslyn Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Anderson (mother), Roslyn Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 08 Apr 1915 Single AWMM
    • 1919 married Eric Butterfield ROBERTON Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Military Record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
  • Force
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    • 22/1 AWMM
    • 22/12 AWMM
  • Military service
    • New Zealand General Hospital, Cairo AWMM
    • Marrant War Hospital, October 1916-April 1917 AWMM
    • New Zealand General Hospital AWMM
      Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England AWMM
    • Hornchurch Convalescent Hospital, April 1917-March 1919 AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Royal Red Cross (RRC) AWMM
    • Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC) AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      MiD. Mentioned in Despatches by secretary for war for valuable services in United Kingdom, 16 March 1916. AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star
      British War Medal
      Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1909 became a registered nurse having done her traing at the Thames Hospital NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 6 November 2016 - Research
  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 April 1915 AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 34 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 08 Apr 1915-18 May 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to London, England AWMM Rotorua 8 April 1915 AWMM
    Vessel was Rotorua AWMM
    Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service Corps AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force 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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Inter War 26 August 1919 AWMM
    Matron AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Daughter of Annie Anderson and William Anderson.

    Husband of Eric Butterfield Roberton.

    Cora Beattie Anderson was a survivor of the wreck of the 'Elingamite', which sank after striking one of the Three Kings group of Islands in 1902.

    She married Mr Eric Roberton in 1919 and together they farmed in the Taranaki until 1948.

    Roberton was the President of the RANS Association in Auckland.

    Serial Number is recorded as 22/1 on Nominal Roll; 22/12 on Archives New Zealand

    Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart “ANZACS in Egypt 1914-18” Display. Display item is a quotation. "We are right in the thick of things, wounded and sick coming in faster than we can take them...As every few patients go out a fresh batch is put in and another surgical ward downstairs has had to be used for gastro-enteritis and dysentery cases. The men say it is just like heaven to be here and one feels that one cannot do enough for them...some are absolute wrecks. The men who left here just a week ago are coming back now wounded..." AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
  • Date of death
    24 September 1962 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    Ashes Block M Row 18 Plot 66 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary
    • Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 14 July 1976 AWMM
    • Nurse had fine war record. N Z Herald, 25 Sept. 1962 Public - Sue - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - New Zealand Herald, 25 Sept. 1962

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
24 January 2017SueRemuera, AucklandResearcher
06 November 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher