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Isabelle Rose Ellen Cairns

  • Service number
    822396 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Isobel AWMM
    • Isabel AWMM
    • Belle AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Headstone of S/Sgt Isabelle Rose Ellen CAIRNS 822396. Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 4S, Plot 7. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of S/Sgt Isabelle Rose Ellen CAIRNS 822396. Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Isabelle Rose Ellen AWMM
  • Surname
    Cairns AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Isobel AWMM
    • Isabel AWMM
    • Belle AWMM
  • Service number
    822396 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.A. Cairns (mother), Kurow, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Clerk AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Referenced as a Nurse in the London Gazette MID notice and in Sherayl McNabb's 100 years New Zealand military nursing (2015). However, we unable to confirm Nursing service.

    Sergeant Isobel (Belle) Cairns (822396) was a member of the Womens Auxiliary Army Corps, attached to the HQ and office section of the Education Rehabilitation Service (ERS) during WWII. She died at Oamaru on 11 April 2004. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 April 2004 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
    OamaruOtago Allan Steel Cemetery Project
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 4S, Plot 7 AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Army Awards Press, Volume LXXXII, Issue 24933, 22 July 1946, Page 4
    https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19460722.2.53
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 21 AWMM
    • This record was partially compiled from data kindly provided by Allan Steel Cemetery Project (2020) 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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.21 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

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