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Frances Blanche Madeline Haultain

Headstone, St Andrew's Churchyard, Epsom, Auckland, (photo J. Halpin August 2013) - No known copyright restrictions

Headstone, St Andrew's Churchyard, Epsom, Auckland, (photo J. Halpin August 2013) - No known copyrig …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frances Blanche Madeline AWMM
  • Surname
    Haultain AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Clara Hautain (mother), Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Samoa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Nurse AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Meningitis AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Daughter of Clara Anne Florence Haultain and Arthur Robertson Theodore Haultain.

    Sister Haultain was not on strength of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, nor for the Imperial Forces. She trained in the Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Scotland and when the war broke out she was appointed Charge Sister of the Deaconesses Hospital in Dundee. This hospital became a Military Hospital and whilst there she volunteered for nursing service in Europe. Her uncle advised her to visit New Zealand first and to see her mother before going to the Front and she did. In New Zealand she volunteered for service and was sent to Samoa to work at the Public Hospital. It was there she fell ill and on her way back to New Zealand her condition worsened and she died in Hospital in Suva, Fiji.

    Sister Haultain's remains were brought to New Zealand and her family sought a military funeral. This was denied because her work in Samoa was in a "civil" capacity. Her family continued for many years to write to Defense in New Zealand to ask for military recognition of her service. These efforts were unsuccessful.

    Her service during World War 1 is remembered on the Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial which was unveiled on 13 January 1921. The Howick RSA honours, with a researched speech, one of those named on the Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial every ANZAC Day. Haultain's service was remembered in 2008.

    Nurse in Samoa, not on strength of Expeditionary Force. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    16 June 1916 AWMM
    SuvaViti Levu AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Andrew's Churchyard, 100 St Andrew's Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial, Stockade Hill, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Howick and Pakuranga War Memorial, Stockade Hill, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Howick Roll of Honour AWMM

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