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Ellen Bennett Brown

  • Service number
    WWI 22/52 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Helen AWMM
    • Manson AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Nurses in the First World War, as identified by Sherayl McNabb back row ( l to r), Winifred Scott, Hilda Steele, Nora Fitzgibbon, Grace Cuthrie, Ethel Dement, Cora Turnbull, and Helen Brown. Seated (l to r), Dorothy Rose, Elizabeth White, Alice Fraser, Elsie Cooke, (looking away from the camera) and Jessie Verey. Image kindly provided by Hocken Collection, Hocken Library, University of Otago. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Nurses in the First World War, as identified by Sherayl McNabb back row ( l to r), Winifred Scott, H …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ellen Bennett AWMM
  • Surname
    Brown AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Helen AWMM
    • Manson AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/52 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 February 1880 AWMM AshburtonCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lawrence, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs G.L. Foster (sister), Peel Street, Lawrence, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Nurse AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Nurse Brown is recorded on the embarkation roll as Ellen. Elsewhere she is referred to as Helen. Served with the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), at the 1st Australian General Hospital. AWMM

Death

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

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 83 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
    • Manson, Ellen Bennett. Papers, 1915 - 1921. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-826. AWMM
    • Harper, G., Clements, C., & Johns., R. (2019). For King and Other Countries: The New Zealanders Who Fought in Other Services in the First World War. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 5: Includes portrait AWMM
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