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Jane Emily Peter

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jane Emily AWMM
  • Surname
    Peter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Emily Jane Peter AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 5181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1858 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    1858 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Burra, South Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Birth notes
    daughter of William Spence PETER & Jane nee' SEYMOUR Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Christchurch, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Parents: WS & J Peter of South Australia Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Relationship status
    single
    never married Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Nurse AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Nurse Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • In the 1890s she travelled to the United Kingdom to train at Westminster Hospital. She then nursed in England

      Passage paid by Imperial Government; Travelled to New Zealand aboard Troop Transport Orient from Durban, arriving 23 January 1901

      Arrived Durban, March 1900

      She then served as a nurse in Serbia and Egypt during World War I. AWMM
    • Sister Emily Jane PETER
      Emily Peter was born in Australia but came to New Zealand with her parents in 1861 and spent her early years on a farm in Mid-Canterbury. In 1891 she travelled to England to train as a nurse and worked at Westminster Hospital, London until returning to New Zealand in 1899. She was selected to lead a group of four nurses sent to support British Forces in South Africa by the New Zealand Government in January 1900, and was one of the first nurses to enter Ladysmith after its relief. Emily Peter returned to New Zealand in 1901 and worked at the Sanitarium Health Home in Papanui, Christchurch until leaving for England in 1914. When the Great War broke out she was unable to obtain a place in the military forces and instead joined Lady Paget’s American Red Cross supported Serbian Relief Fund venture. Sister Peter travelled through Salonika to Skopje and later Vrnjatchka Banja where she nursed battle casualties, before succumbing to typhus just prior to the ‘Great Retreat’.

      For her services in Serbia Sister Peter was awarded the Serbian Samaritan Cross and Serbian Red Cross Medal. In correspondence from the Serbian Relief Fund the Samaritan Cross was mistakenly referred to as the Serbian Cross of Charity and is of different manufacture than those awarded to Sister Lewis and Sister Young. After the war Emily Peter returned to New Zealand and died near Mount Somers in 1927. Sister Peter’s medals are held in the collection of the Ashburton Museum Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - http://www.nzans.org/Honours/Serbian%20Awards.html
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    10 April 1927 Public Source
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
    Oct 1927 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    69yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Ashburton NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Mt Somers Cemetery, Ashburton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Plot 510 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
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Memorials

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