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Marini Eva Jackson

Portrait from newspaper obituary 25 October 1986. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from newspaper obituary 25 October 1986. - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Marini Eva AWMM
  • Surname
    Jackson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Rini AWMM
  • Service number
    31570 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 January 1898 AWMM ParnellAuckland City AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 167 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K.L. Jackson (mother), 167 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 Crete AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    31570 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    1929 WWII NZANS Roll
    Place of Nursing training and date of qualification / registration AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Nurse AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Marini and her identical twin sister Muriel studied music at the University of Auckland before training at Auckland Hospital to become registered nurses in 1928. During the Second World War they joined the New Zealand Army Nursing Service in 1940 and served until 1945. Marini was posted to Pinewood Hospital in England for three months, treating soldiers sent home to recuperate. She then worked as a Theatre Sister in front-line tent hospitals in Egypt, Greece and Italy and was present during the evacuation form Greece to Crete. Subsequently she became Matron of No 3 NZ General Hospital, Middle East Forces. Both sisters received the Royal Red Cross medal for their war service and had notable nursing careers in Auckland after the war. On her return from the war, Marini became Matron of Greenlane Hospital until her retirement in 1955.

    Marini is quoted in the Auckland War Memorial Museum exhibit 'Scars on the Heart' '1941, April 25: Truck capsized with 19 of us. Also air attacks and land bombed. Most uncomfortable. Spent most of the day 12 miles from port in a cemetery until dark when we went in an ambulance to port.'- Marini Jackson, recording her escape from Greece. Items from the sisters' service overseas are also on exhibit: medals, badges, diaries and snapshots. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1986 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Cremated, ashes returned. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 October 1986. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Military Personnel file AWMM
    • Jackson, Marini Eva and Jackson, Muriel Jessie. Certificates. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 89/166. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 25 October 1986. 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
    • Jackson, Marini Eva. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/12. AWMM
    • Reference File. Women's Archive. Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
      Marini Jackson AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      'Twins recall good and bad times of war'. [Source: New Zealand Herald, February 23, 1982] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      'Nurse in Peace, War'. [Source: New Zealand Herald, October 25, 1986] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      'Sisters'. [Source: New Zealand Herald, October 1, 1985] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      'They Nursed, Cleaned and Cooked for Four Bob a Week'. [Source: New Zealand Herald, October 1, 1985] 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. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.95 AWMM

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