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Muriel Grace Brown

Portrait, Muriel Grace Brown in Nurses' uniform - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Muriel Grace Brown in Nurses' uniform - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Muriel Grace AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    P/208149 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 July 1911 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 March 1940 AWMM London, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Nurse/Civilian AWMM
    Whangarei Hospital, Middlemore Hospital in the X-Ray and pharmacy. In 1949 post graduate nursing qualification. Then supervisor Sister in Auckland Public Hospital. Retired aged 65 years. AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Albert George Brown (father), 28 Woodside Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


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 Mar 1940 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Trained Nurse/Civilian 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
    TB infection of right knee joint. Off duty in United Kingdom for one year as a result. After return to New Zealand Arthrodesis to right knee (a bone graft to stiffen joint). Off duty for a further year following this surgery. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Muriel Brown became a State Registered Nurse at Auckland on 6 July 1936.

    Lieutenant Brown left New Zealand in February 1939 and was employed in private nursing duties in London when war broke out.

    NZ Address: 28 Woodside Road, Mt Eden, Auckland

    She returned to New Zealand in December 1944 on board SS Waiwera. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • 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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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day 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

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