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Initial service was with Hospital Ship Marama in 1915. Ruth Smith then returned to duty on HMNZT Devon and saw further service in France.
New Zealand had one hospital in France: No.1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital. It was based at Amiens from July 1916 to April/May 1917. In May 1917 the unit was transferred to Hazebrouck as advance preparation for the second battle of Messines.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Scars on the Heart WWI "Nurses and Volunteers" display. Display item is a card "Best wishes for a speedy recovery from the Staff of "A" Ward His Majesty's New Zealand Hosiptal Ship, No 2" with the names of all the staff on the Marama. AWMM
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 677 AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
59: 16 AWMM
- New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day 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
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