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Jean Lomax Denham

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jean Lomax AWMM
  • Surname
    Denham AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    69380 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 April 1916 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Nurse AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. Denham (mother), Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • General Nursing Training at Dannevirke. Qualified 1940. AWMM
    • 1940 WWII NZANS Roll
      Place of Nursing training and date of qualification / registration AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW2 21 November 1944 AWMM Sister AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Denham served as a Nursing Sister for a total of two and a half years at Ngaruawahia, New Zealand; in Fiji; and at 4 New Zealand General Hospital, New Caledonia.

    Although the New Zealand Nominal Roll gives Denham's service number as 69380, in her obituary, the number given is 5545. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 July 2005 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 July 2005 "DENHAM, Jean Lomax. return Registered Nurse, Service Number 5545. 9 April 1916 - 3 July 2005. Beloved daughter of the late A E and L R Denham. Much loved sister of Syd, Chub and Nell (all dec). A lady of her principles. Family to Elisabeth Denham (Cambridge). Malcolm, Mary Ann, Ellie and Lewis (Rotorua). Andrew, Jill, Campbell and Elisabeth (Christchurch). Robyn Denham and Colin Fagg (Hamilton) and Bradley Strange (Wellington). A service for Jean will be held at St Phillips Anglican Church, 92 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Auckland on Thursday 7 July 2005 at 1.00pm. All communications to 48 Malcolm St, Hamilton. Ph 07-856-2670." AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 5 July 2005 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. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.106 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.50 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.40 AWMM

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