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Gladys Violet Luxford



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gladys Violet AWMM
  • Surname
    Luxford AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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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
  • Enlistment
    WW1 9 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Nurse AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • 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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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
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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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