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Charlotte Le Gallais

Portrait of Charlotte Le Gallais in nurses uniform. Le Gallais family. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. PH-1995-2-3. No known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Charlotte Le Gallais in nurses uniform. Le Gallais family. Auckland War Memorial Museum …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charlotte AWMM
  • Surname
    Le Gallais AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Lottie AWMM
    • Gardner AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/137 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Staff Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Horatio N. Le Gallais (father), Northop, Mangakura, via Hotea, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/137 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Nurse AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 21 June 1916 AWMM
    Posted to Retired List AWMM
    Sister AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Daughter of Horatio N. and Eliza M. Le Gallais, of Tauhoa, North Auckland.

    Three children served in WW1 Leddra (12/2171) kia, Owen (6/3230) and Charlotte (Lottie) (22/137)

    Charlotte Le Gallais ("Lottie") nursed at Auckland Hospital and was one of ten nurses selected for the first voyage of the New Zealand Hospital Ship 'Maheno', in July 1915. Charlotte's brother Leddra ("Leddie") was already at Gallipoli when she embarked. He was killed in action on 23 July 1915.

    Sister C. Gardner of Auckland went c. 1935 -1936 to Australia to work at St Luke's Hospital, Sydney. Then joined the Australian Army Nurses and served for four years. Including in this service being stationed 'at a forward area hospital in Northern Australia.' New Zealand Herald, 28 December 1944, p. 2.

    AWMM Auckland War Memorial Museum 'Scars on the Heart' World War I: " Nurses and Volunteers" case. The following items are on display: photograph of Charlotte Le Gallais in uniform; two quotes; letter from Lottie to her brother Leddra, with enevelope postmarked Wellington, 10 July 1915; letter to Lottie from her brother Leddra dated 14 April 1915; calling card "Sister L. Le Gallais, NZMC, NZ Hospital Ship, Maheno"; paybook Le Gallais for duties on HS Maheno; medals; book and small new testament. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1956 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: 1944, December 28. New Zealand Herald, p. 2. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    New Zealand Returned Army Nursing Sisters Association (Auckland) honours board, RSA Onehunga, Auckland AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Le Gallais family. Papers, 1870 - 1920. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-95-11. AWMM
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 412 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: 1944, December 28). New Zealand Herald, p. 2. 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
    • Lockyer, J. (1998). Lottie : Gallipoli nurse. Auckland, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
    • Liverpool, Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe, Earl of, (compiler). (1916). The New Zealand hospital ship "Maheno" : the first voyage July 1915 to January 1916. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe and Tombs Limited. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait 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
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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