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Isabelle Aldred Henderson

Portrait, Sister I A Henderson in 1942 while at Burnham Military Camp, nurses uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Sister I A Henderson in 1942 while at Burnham Military Camp, nurses uniform - This image m …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Isabelle Aldred AWMM
  • Surname
    Henderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Isobel Aldred Henderson AWMM
    • Isabelle Wright AWMM
    • Isobele Aldred Henderson AWMM
    • Isobele Aldred Wright AWMM
  • Service number
    807336 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 October 1914 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rose Williams Alexander AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1943 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1941 WWII NZANS Roll
    Place of Nursing training and date of qualification / registration AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1942 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Nursing Sister AWMM
  • 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
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Fractured wrist and Strep. throat. Admitted to No.1 NZGH (Helwan) and No.2 NZGH (Caserta) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Sister Henderson was involved in nursing a Japanese POW at Wellington Hospital.

    Sister Henderson was married by Padre Pat Gourdie to Major J L Wright (serial number 45587), who served with the NZ Medical Corps, on 2 April 1945 at No.2 NZGH Caserta, Italy.

    Isabelle Aldred Henderson's name appears to be incorrectly spelled in the Nominal Roll as Isobel Aldred Henderson. Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    13 January 2008 WWII NZANS Roll
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • The story of Isobelle Wright is told in the 2009 publication "A Fair Sort of Battering" New Zealanders Remember the Italian Campaign. A wonderful story about her Nursing story during World War 2.
    Public - Ross - Researcher - 2 March 2021



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  • External links
  • References
    • 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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.59 AWMM
    • Cenotaph record initially prepared with the service person. AWMM


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02 March 2021RossTitirangiResearcher

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