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Kate Elizabeth Benjamin

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    • Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserves Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
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On Dec 23 1938 at Christchurch, Kate Elizabeth, 2nd daughter of the late Charles & Margaret Benjamin, late of Templeton, and late matron of the Cashmere Sanatorium and of the Cook Hospital, Gisborne

Kate E Benjamin's grave

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Identity

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    Kate Elizabeth AWMM
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    Benjamin AWMM
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    Female AWMM
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About birth

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  • Birth
    1868 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    1868 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Birth notes
    daughter of Charles BENJAMIN & Margaret nee' FERGUSON Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Address before enlistment
    Christchurch, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Post war occupation
    Matron of the Gisborne Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    (father) Charles Benjamin of Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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    Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol; No 15 Gen Hospital, Egypt; Kitchener Hospital, Brighton Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research - Newspaper Reports
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    • Army AWMM
    • Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserves Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
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    1915-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    1914-1915 Star
    British War Medal
    Victory Medal Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1901-1903 Kate Benjamin trained as a nurse at Christchurch Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
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  • Enlistment
    4 Jun 1915 - In England Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Matron of the Cashmere Sanatorium, CHCH Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research
  • Age on enlistment
    47yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research

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Medical history

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Last known rank

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    • Sister Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Research

Biographical information

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Death

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  • Death
    23 December 1938 Public Source
  • Date of death
    23 December 1938 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Bromley Cemetery Records, Christchurch
  • Age at death
    70yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Bromley Cemetery Records, Christchurch
  • Place of death
    St George's Hospital, Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Bromley Cemetery Records, Christchurch
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    Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Bromley Cemetery Records, Christchurch
  • Grave reference
    Block 8; Plot 285SS Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Bromley Cemetery Records, Christchurch
  • Obituary
    Christchurch born Kate Benjamin trained as a nurse at Christchurch Hospital from 1901-1903. The School of Nursing at Christchurch Hospital had been established in 1891. Kate became a sister at Christchurch Hospital, and in 1911 was appointed Matron of Cashmere Sanatorium. From 1915-1919 she served as a nurse overseas in the Great War, then returned to the Sanatorium until 1924. She then became Matron of Cook Hospital, Gisborne, where she remained until her retirement in 1933. She returned to Christchurch where she died in 1938, at St. George's Hospital. Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 28 November 2016 - Obituary - Newspaper Reports
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28 November 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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