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Ruth Ada Sanderson

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel N.Z.A.N.S. (photo J Halpin 2010) - No known copyright restrictions

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel N.Z.A.N.S. (photo J Halpin 2010) - …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ruth Ada AWMM
  • Surname
    Sanderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22/287 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 October 1882 AWMM OnehungaAuckland AWMM
    Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • C.J. Sanderson (father), Cheltenham, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • C.J. Sanderson (father), Cheltenham, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Charles John Sanderson (father), Cheltenham, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 25 January 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/287 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
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  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ruth Sanderson embarked three times: Roll 15 Page 2; Roll 29 Page 2; Roll 55 Page 27; AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1928 AWMM
    Age 45 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3379 AWMM

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  • I have been transcribing a letter that my grandfather wrote to his wife in July 1917. He had been wounded in France and was eventually transported back to Walton, in England. In one part he writes " I was hoisted into bed there at 1.30am and very kindly received by a pleasant faced nurse who came from Hamilton, knew the Jameses and asked if I knew Barclay, of whose vicissitudes she was able to give me an account. She was, I think, about the nicest NZ nurse I have met, tho' they are all first rate. She had been at the work a good while and her last trip had been on the same transport with J.W.B and the 22nds. Her name is Sanderson". I looked up the records and found this entry for Ruth Sanderson, which seems to fit the timing. My grandfather was Gerard Henry Nicholls 18897. Susan Heke
    Public - Susan Margaret - Other Relative - 25 July 2015
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  • To My great Aunt, your contribution to our lives, though unknown by us, is never forgotten
    Public - Ian Charles - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      15: 2 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      29: 2 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1918). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      55: 27 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
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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25 July 2015Susan MargaretRotorua, new ZealandOther Relative
24 April 2015Ian CharlesAuckland, New ZealandOther Relative

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