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Emma Jane Harris

New Zealand nurses on board the Rotorua, during World War I. Ref: PAColl-0321-001. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand nurses on board the Rotorua, during World War I. Sister Anderson is missing. Top row from left: Sisters Buckley, Wright, E J Harris, Nixon, Moore, Lowe, Siddells, Gibbon, Searell, Commons, Ingram. Next row: Sisters Scott, Mitchell, Fricker, Wilson, Curties, Davies, Sutherland, Samson, Chalmer, Cormack, Speedy, Dodds. 3rd row (standing): Sisters Bennett, Vida McLean, Young, Wilkie. 4th row: Sisters Foote, Crook, Livesay, Price, Edith Harris, Burke, Matron-in-chief Miss McLean, Clark, Nutsey, Captain Sutcliffe, Wilson, Matron Nurse, Butter, Bird, Pengelly, Stewart. Front: Sisters Inglis, Miller, McBeth, Smailes, Taylor (only face showing), Calder, Barnett. Taken by an unknown photographer on May 16 1915. Inscriptions: Verso - top centre - Group on boat deck of N.Z.S.S. Coup "Rotorua" May 16th 1915; Verso - centre - [Numbers corresponding to name list]; Verso - bottom centre - Nassau [illegible] / Miss Curtis, [illegible] Capt Denham, Nurse / [illegible], Nurse Davies - at Pyramids - June 26th 1915
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Emma Jane AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22/31 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1879 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Nora Harris (mother), Domain Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/31 AWMM
  • Military service
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    WW1 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Serial Number is recorded as 22/22 on Nominal Roll, 22/31 on Archives New Zealand AWMM


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  • Death
    1941 AWMM
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  • Emma was born 1879 in Coromandel and died 1941 buried in Thames. She was one of 7 children born to Richard Bowden Harris and his wife Laura.. If you have any information at all on this family PLEASE make contact with me -- Many thanks
    Public - Leonard Harris - Researcher - 30 July 2016



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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: 305 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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30 July 2016Leonard HarrisNew ZealandResearcher
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