condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Iris Helen Knowles

In Uniform 1944 prior to embarkation

Iris Helen Knowles

No known copyright restrictions.


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Iris Helen AWMM
  • Surname
    Knowles AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    White AWMM
  • Service number
    815298 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    17 November 1918 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 30 October 1944 AWMM 26 Bentinck Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • It is actually 36 Bentinck Avenue. This can be checked by electoral rolls as there were other Knowles family at that address also Public - Helen - Child - 25 April 2020 - Electoral rolls. Marriage certificates. Family details.
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Captain George Knowles (father), Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1945 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Military decorations

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Husband, Allen Stewart White also served in WW2.

    Private Knowles served as a VAD Nurse. AWMM


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    17 November 1993 AWMM
    Age 75 AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Tauranga Cemeteries, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Iris Helen Knowles by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Iris Helen Knowles

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • 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.79 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


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020HelenLondon, UKChild
06 May 2015IanHamilton, New ZealandChild
23 April 2015IanHamilton, New ZealandChild

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons License Online Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License