Emily May AWMM
Also known as
- Mary AWMM
- Emily Mary Nustey AWMM
- WWI 22/40 AWMM
- WWII 38554 AWMM
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- Daughter of Sophia and Joseph Nutsey.
Emily Nutsey went to Northcote School and trained as a midwife at Auckland Hospital.
When Hester McLean gained Government approval in 1915 to set up the New Zealand Army Nursing Service, Emily Nutsey was one of the first to enlist and was in the first group of nurses to go to Europe.
Emily Nutsey's middle name is incorrectly spelled "Mary" on the nominal roll.
Emily returned to New Zealand in 1918 after serving in Egypt 1915 -16 and England 1916 -19.
On her return she continued nursing, working with tubercular patients in the Waipukurau Sanatorium.
In 1923 and 1924 she worked for the Red Cross in South Africa and she was awarded a Jubilee Medal in 1935 and was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1937.
When the Second World War started she was Matron-in-Chief of the Army Nursing Service and supervised nurses in Alexandria, Egypt. She received the Royal Red Cross (first class) for her work.
She retired to New Zealand after the war and continued to support the Red Cross and RSA groups on Auckland's North Shore.
In 1949 the Northcote Borough Council named Nutsey Avenue in her honour.
Two of Joseph's children served in WW1: Charles Nutsey (65440) kia and Emily Mary Nutsey (22/40 38554) who served in both WW1 and WW2. AWMM
- Sophia and Joseph also had another daughter Alice Helen Nutsey. Annie Wright Nutsey and Joseph Nutsey's son was Charles Nutsey. Joseph and Sophia Nutsey are both buried at Pompallier Cemetery, Birkenhead, Anglican Cemetery Block C Plot 41. Public - Gina - Researcher - 22 March 2015 - I have been researching the families buried at Pompallier Cemeteries as I have been working alongside Kaipatiki Community Trust to upgrade the local cemeteries. The information of Emily's birth is from Births Deaths and Marriage. Emily's birth ref is 1887/2525, her sister Alice is ref 1888/9413 and Charles is ref 1883/8017.
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Pompallier Cemetery, junction of Pupuke Road and Glenfield Road and Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- Memorial street name: Nutsey Avenue, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
- New Zealand Returned Army Nursing Sisters Association (Auckland) honours board, RSA Onehunga, Auckland AWMM
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Our Great Great Aunt Emily May Nutsey was a woman of great courage. She lost her elder brother Charles to the Great War, and never married. She was a staff nurse in WW1 and later Matron in chief in WW2. You made a difference, with your calm steady ways and understanding leadership. Warm thoughts and blessings with you. Moana
Public - Moana - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 545 AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
43: 21 AWMM
- Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
WW2 3: WW2 355 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
- Unknown, photographer (1915-1916). [Agnes (Peggy) Williams photograph album]. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-2017-2-3. AWMM
- Kai Tiaki : the journal of the nurses of New Zealand. Wellington, N.Z.: Watkins. AWMM
Volume 36, Issue 12, Dec, 1943. AWMM
|21 April 2015||Moana ||Tauranga, New Zealand||Other Relative||
|22 March 2015||Gina||Glenfield Auckland New Zealand||Researcher||
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