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Claire Everett

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 88), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 4 (Roll 88), Page: 16 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claire AWMM
  • Surname
    Everett AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22/538 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 March 1892 Family, Jenifer Lemaire NelsonTasman Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre Jul 1918 AWMM Pokororo, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 A. Everett (father), Pokororo, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/538 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 24 July 1918 Family, Jenifer Lemaire
      Age 25 AWMM
      Nurse Military Personnel file
    • Claire was a twin to Dorothy (born 1893). Both Claire and Dorothy, as well as another sister Viola Public - Jenifer - Other Relative - 6 March 2015 - Family papers
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    WW1 28 August 1919 AWMM Staff Nurse Military Personnel file

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Daughter of Ada and Albert Everett. Twin sister of Dorothy Everett (22/537)

      Posted to Duty at NZ General Hospital No. 2 Walton-on-Thames 14 October 1918.

      Seven children served from the same family in WW1: three sisters were serving as nurses Claire (22/538) and Dorothy (22/537), and Viola (AIF ); three brothers George Gordon Everett, Gerald Gordon Everett(2/215) Frank Gordon Everett (2/2117) and step-brother, Ralph Watson served as soldiers. AWMM
    • After returning to Nelson, NZ after the end of World War 1, Claire and her twin sister Dorothy (they had nursed together in England) travelled to San Francisco, USA, where they both continued their nursing careers. Claire met and married Frederick (Fred) Strathdee, who was Scotland born. Frederick had been recruited by a Canadian Bank. He remained in banking all his life.

      Claire and Fred had three children: Ada, George Urquhart and John Strathdee,

      Sister Dorothy never married but remained close to Claire and her family. When Fred retired he and Claire moved to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, Canada. Dorothy returned to Nelson, NZ, where she died in 1966. Claire died in 1977 on Vancouver Island, Canada. Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 17 March 2016 - Family papers
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About death

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  • Death
    5 March 1977 Family, Jenifer Lemaire
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    84 years Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 17 March 2016 - Family Papers
  • Place of death
    Vancouver, B.C., Canada Public - Jenifer - Other relative - 17 March 2016 - Family Papers
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      88: 16 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Homeward bound : S.S. Briton. As transport H.M.N.Z.T. No. 268 the S.S. "Briton" departed Tilbury, London, 17 June 1919. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 August 2021PeterNelsonResearcher
23 April 2016JeniferWairarapa, NZOther relative

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