Gladys Violet AWMM
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WWI N/N AWMM
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- Height, Unknown Period AWMM
5 foot 2.5 inches AWMM
- Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
106 pounds AWMM
- Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
1919 Influenza AWMM
Gladys was the daughter of Chaplain J.A. Luxford (N/N Anglo Boer War and 8/307A WW1) and worked alongside him at Walton-on-Thames.
She paid her own way to England Volunteered at No 2 NZGH, then signed as a nursing VAD for a term of 6 months continuing to serve at No 2 NZGH. Waitress to Matron and Senior Sisters, No 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Walton on Thames. In correspondence filed on her service record Gladys also notes on the return voyage to New Zealand, 6 June 1919 aboard the Marama, she continued to serve as a nursing VAD.
Did not qualify for Service medals, did not attest as a servicewoman AWMM
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- New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
Portrait in VAD uniform in Kendall (1990), p. 59 AWMM
- RSA review: the official journal of the N.Z. Returned Services' Association AWMM
RSA Review, 1988 includes group portrait AWMM
- Luxford, Gladys Violet. How I came to be interested in war & why I went to World War One. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 94/6. 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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