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Stella Grace Barr

  • Service number
    WWI 22/392 AWMM
  • Also known as
    White AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Militaryrecord
  • Last rank
  • War
Showing a group portrait of 16 New Zealand nurses aboard the deck of the troopship R.M.S. 'Athenic', with one male army officer, and a small boy (in front row). As part of a fifth contingent of nursing staff, 25 nurses travelled on both the 'Athenic' and 'Opawa' to England, in 1916. Included in that contingent were Sisters Alice Haywood, E.F.Martin, E.Barnes, F.Hart, L.K.Scanlon, B.Watters, N.Mandeno, E.A.Parkinson, R.C.Makeig, N.Slater, E.E.Beattie, M.McGee, J.N.McGhie, A.C. McKerchar, S.G.Barr, I.C.Ancell, E.M.Fitzgerald, E.Beer, N.M.Jensen. [Note: it is not known which of these may be in this image]. The 'Athenic' disembarked from Wellington, New Zealand on 30th December, 1916, carrying the troops of the 2nd Draft, 20th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A15887. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Showing a group portrait of 16 New Zealand nurses aboard the deck of the troopship R.M.S. 'Athenic', …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Stella Grace AWMM
  • Surname
    Barr AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    White AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/392 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Anglican Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military record

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    18 September 1886 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Place of birth
    • NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
    • Capleston, Westcoast NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    daughter of Samuel & Margaret BARR Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    3 Maitai Road, Hataitai, Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
    1919 - 1921 NZ Territorials
    Sister at Dunedin Military Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. Barr (mother), care of Mrs Ferguson, Bate Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • single Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
    • 1919 married Alfred Ernest WHITE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Militaryrecord
  • Service number
    WWI 22/392 AWMM
  • Military service
    1916-1919 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Militaryrecord
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    British War Medal
    SSW: 1918 Awarded the SSW - while serving at the 1st NZ Gen. Hospital, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England for being bought to the notice of the SECRETARY of STATE for WAR for valuable services rendered in connection with the war Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained as a Nurse at the Gisborne Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 Nurse AWMM
    • 28 Dec 1916 at Wellington Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Sister at the Waipukurau Hospital, Hawke's Bay, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record
  • Age on enlistment
    30yrs 3mths Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Military Record

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • 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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Listed at Archives New Zealand as BARR, Stella Grace - [a.k.a. WHITE] AWMM
    • 1919 worked at the Takapuna "Influenza Epidemic" Hospital
      May 1919 Appointed Auckland District Health Nurse
      By 1920 Stella & her husband Alfred were living in the Ashburton area
      In 1942 Divorced Alfred Ernest WHITE Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 2 May 2016 - Research
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    6 November 1961 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 June 2016 - Wellington City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Age at death
    76yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 June 2016 - Wellington City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Place of death
    Wellington, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 June 2016 - Wellington City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Wellington Crematorium Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 June 2016 - Wellington City Council's Cemetery Records
  • Grave reference
    Record # 21168 Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 11 June 2016 - Wellington City Council's Cemetery Records
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 21 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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11 June 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
02 May 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher
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