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Eileen Grace Hanan

Medals of Sister Eileen Grace Hanan 22/121. Recto from left to right: 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal. Image kindly provided by Stoney Burke (August 2017). Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Medals of Sister Eileen Grace Hanan 22/121. Recto from left to right: 1914-1915 Star; British War Me …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eileen Grace AWMM
  • Surname
    Hanan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Shepherd AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/121 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 February 1884 AWMM
  • Date of birth
    5 February 1884 Public - Sarah - 31 January 2015 -, Registration Number 1884/10589
  • Place of birth
    New Zealand Public - Sarah - 31 January 2015 -, Registration Number 1884/10589
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Nurse/Civilian AWMM
    Evelyn Firth Home, Parnell Auckland AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Hanan (mother), Cowie Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/121 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served on HMHS Goorka and NZHS Athenic [on return to NZ]. Served in the UK at Nos 1,2 and 3 NZGH Public - Stoney - Researcher - 16 December 2017 - Military Service Record
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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

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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  • Listed as Shepherd on the Roll of Honour.

    Brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable nursing services rendered in connection with the war. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 April 1954 AWMM
  • Date of death
    26 April 1954 Public - Sarah - 31 January 2015 -, Registration Number 1954/21180
  • Age at death
    70 Public - Sarah - 31 January 2015 -, Registration Number 1954/21180
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand Public - Sarah - 31 January 2015 -, Registration Number 1954/21180
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    New Zealand Returned Army Nursing Sisters Association (Auckland) honours board, RSA Onehunga, Auckland AWMM

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  • ANZAC DAY again. Thinking of you today and the sacrifice you made tending to the wounded and dying. With love Jill...your great niece. X
    Public - Jill - Child - 25 April 2021
  • Thinking of you today Eileen. Sad I never met you, but since hearing about your history as a nurse in World War 1, I have deep admiration for you.. From you Great Niece, Jill
    Public - Jillian Patricia - Child - 25 April 2018
  • A Great Aunt, (My Grandfather's sister)) I have just learned about you . Thanks to a phone call from a total stranger. With Love Jill.
    Public - Jillian Patricia (Jill) - Child - 16 September 2017



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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
      Vol1: 298 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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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021JillKATIKATIChild
25 April 2018Jillian PatriciaKATIKATI, NEW ZEALANDChild
16 December 2017StoneyTuakau, NZResearcher
18 October 2017ellaAuckland, New ZealandResearcher
16 September 2017Jillian Patricia (Jill)Tauranga - New ZealandChild

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