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Jane Emily Peter

  • Service number
    5181 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 31), Page: 15 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

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

Civilian life

About birth

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  • 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
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Nurse Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Christchurch, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Research
  • 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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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5181 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Enlistment
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Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 06 May 1916-21 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 52 or HMNZT 53 AWMM
    Vessel was Mokoia or Navua AWMM
    Nurse AWMM
    New Zealand Army Nursing Service Corps, (British Section) AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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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  • Age at death
    69yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Date of death
    Oct 1927 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Ashburton NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 5 February 2016 - Ashburton District Council's Cemetery Records
  • Death notes
  • 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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Sources

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  • External links
    FamNet: The Family History Network record page
    http://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C68871
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 15 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
    • 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