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Nora Mildred Hildyard

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
    Nurse Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Forenames
    Nora Mildred AWMM
  • Surname
    Hildyard AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Nona Mildred Hildyard Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - BMD NZ birth record
  • Service number
    22/125 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    4 November 1888 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Place of birth
    Lyttelton, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Birth notes
    Daughter of William & Betsy Ann Hildyard Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs B.A. Hildyard (mother), Lyttelton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Service number
    22/125 AWMM
  • Military service
    1915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War & Victory Medals
    Plaque & Scroll # 505915 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Private Nurse Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 13 January 2016 - Military record
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Nora Hildyard was the daughter of William Hildyard and Betsy Ann Hildyard, of Lyttelton, New Zealand.

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

    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 Salonica 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. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 October 1915 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Aegean Sea AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • 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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