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Muriel Jessie Jackson

Portrait, Weekly News; 4 October 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News; 4 October 1944 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Muriel Jessie AWMM
  • Surname
    Jackson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Boo AWMM
  • Service number
    38596 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
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    38596 AWMM
  • Military service
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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
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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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  • Medical notes

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Muriel and her identical twin sister Marini first 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. Muriel left New Zealand in 1941 for Cairo to work in a tent hospital before spending nearly a year in a tent casualty clearing station in Italy, only 12 miles from the front line. Both sisters received the Royal Red Cross medal for their war service and had notable nursing careers in Auckland after the war. In 1966 Muriel became one of the few New Zealanders to receive the Florence Nightingale Medal for outstanding services to nursing.After the war she undertook further training at the Royal College of Nursing and when she returned to New Zealand in 1946 she became Supervising Tutor for the Auckland Hospital Board. Both sisters retired in 1955.

    Muriel Jackson is quoted in the Auckland War Memorial Museum exhibition 'Scars on the Heart', 'The facilities were all under canvas. The winter was bitterly cold. It rained most of the time and we were literally bogged down. We never got out of our gumboots for four months and as the army moved north so did we.' AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    1 June 1989 AWMM
    Age 91 AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Muriel Jackson was my aunt and she and her twin sister Marini were wonderful women. Muriel lived until she was 91 and then only died as the result of a car accident. She lived her last three years alone but she was always the hub of the extended family
    Public - Geraldine Ann - Other relative - 6 May 2020



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  • External links
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  • References
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 1944 AWMM
    • Military Personnel file 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
    • Jackson, Marini Eva and Jackson, Muriel Jessie. Certificates. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 89/166. AWMM
    • Reference File. Women's Archive. Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
      Jackson, Muriel Jessie AWMM
    • The Evening Post AWMM
      'Awarded Florence Nightingale Medal'. [Source: Wellington Evening Post, May 26, 1965]. AWMM
    • The Auckland Star AWMM
      'Distinction for nursing sister'. [Source: Auckland Star, August 19, 1965] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      'First Aucklander to win Florence Nightingale Medal'. [Source: New Zealand Herald, August 19, 1965] AWMM
    • The Auckland Star AWMM
      'International award for city nurse'. [Source: Auckland Star, May 28, 1965] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      'International nursing medal for Auckland's Sister Jackson'. [Unknown source] 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. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.236 AWMM


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06 May 2020Geraldine AnnOhauitiOther relative

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