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Mary Bernadette Stapleton

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  • Service number
    72052 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Berna AWMM
    • Crispin AWMM
    • Mary Bernadette Crispin AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Nurse AWMM
  • War
Wedding Group, WW2, Caserta, Italy 7 May 1944, groom Hubert Crispin and bride Mary Crispin nee Stapleton in nurses uniform. Attendants, unidentified man in uniform and nurse with bouquet. - This image may be subject to copyright

Wedding Group, WW2, Caserta, Italy 7 May 1944, groom Hubert Crispin and bride Mary Crispin nee Stapl …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mary Bernadette AWMM
  • Surname
    Stapleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Berna AWMM
    • Crispin AWMM
    • Mary Bernadette Crispin AWMM
  • Service number
    72052 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 February 1917 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    203 Grey Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L.E. Stapleton (mother), Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wife of Hubert (Bert) Arthur Crispin (7888).

    Berna and Bert married in Caserta, Italy 7 May 1944. Berna wrote a long letter to her parents and family describing her engagement ring, wedding, bridal feast. This was later transcribed and illustrated with photographs by her family, a copy is on file in the Museum. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    9 July 1997 AWMM
    OrewaHibiscus Coast AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Puhoi Public Cemetery, Puhoi, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Births, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records online
    https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Unpublished papers: family papers AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 6: WW2 32 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
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 6 (Embarkations from 1st October, 1941 to 31st December, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.32 AWMM

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