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WWI 22/64 AWMM
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WW1 Allan Blackie (father), 400 Leith Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 21 May 1915 AWMM Single AWMM
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WW1 10 July 1917 AWMM
Posted to Retired List AWMM Staff Nurse AWMM
Catherine Blackie was the daughter of Catherine Ann and Allan Blackie
She trained as a nurse in Dunedin and was registered in 1910.
Three of Catherine's brothers, John Gibbons Blackie, James Blackie and Donald Blackie also served in World War 1. James and Donald were killed.
Marama then transfer to Moldavia for Suez. Ship name "Marama" from The Evening Post, May 23, 1915 listing the nurses and officers on the passenger list. Transfer to Moldavia.
Nurse Blackie was a survivour of the Marquette tragedy, she was admitted on HMHS Grantully Castle and discharged at Alexandria, Invalided on Tahiti for New Zealand in November 1915.
Worked at the Heliopolis House Hotel in Cairo, joined the New Zealand Stationary Hospital for duty in August 1916.
Invalided to New Zealand on HS Maheno in March 1917. AWMM
10 August 1937 AWMM
Age 59 AWMM
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Otaki Public Cemetery, end of Anzac Road, Otaki, New Zealand AWMM C102 AWMM
"Sister Catherine Blackie, whose death at Otaki was reported, was one of the New Zealand sisters aboard the ill-fated Marquette when that vessel was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. For about nine hours she was in the water before being rescued, and was supported by a lifebelt Which was thrown to her by the late Dr T Harrison.
When the explosion occurred and the ship went down, Sister Blackie was with another nurse she was drawn right under the vessel and came up on the other side.
She had great difficulty in holding on to the lifebelt." Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 18 October 2015 - Auckland Star, Volume LXVIII, Issue 192, 14 August 1937, Page 12;
Paperspast portal via National Library of New Zealand website; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19370814.2.105&srpos=3&e=-------10--1----2CATHERINE+BLACKIE--
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- New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
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- 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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