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Mavis Chisholm

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Gravestone of Leading Aircraftman Eric Stanley Bracken and Lieutenant Colonel Mavis Cartwright, Wharerangi Lawn Cemetery, Napier, Hawke's Bay. Image courtesy of Napier City Council (2021).

Gravestone of Leading Aircraftman Eric Stanley Bracken and Lieutenant Colonel Mavis Cartwright, Whar …

Copyright undetermined - untraced rights owner AWMM

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mavis AWMM
  • Surname
    Chisholm AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Cartwright AWMM
    • Mavis Cartwright AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6311 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 October 1902 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW2 Empire Hotel, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Empire Hotel, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW2 Mrs S.J. Gilman (mother), Empire Hotel, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs S.J. Gilman (mother), Empire Hotel, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single/WWII AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 6311 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1928 WWII NZANS Roll
    Place of Nursing training and date of qualification / registration AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Daughter of Martha and stepdaughter of Sam Gilman

    Wife of Eric Cartwright

    Qualified S.R.N. 1928

    Sister at Trentham 18.10.1939 . In 1st Echelon; 2/10 Brit Hosp. 4 NZGH in Middle East,; 3NZGH; 1NZGH Italy; Matron 1941, Principal matron 7.6.45.

    Private cremation at Napier. Warren's Funeral Services. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 January 1998 AWMM
    WaipukurauHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald 5 January 1998, p. D8. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 36 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 28 AWMM
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
      Kendall, S. & Corbett, D. (1990). p. 103, 115, 124 & 168 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald 5 January 1998, p. D8. 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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.28 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.36 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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