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Minnie Johns Jeffery

Ministering angels in time of suffering: the New Zealand nurses who will tend our wounded heroes on the hospital ship Maheno and at the base hospitals. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 15 July 1915 p047. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19150715-47-3. No known copyright. Photo taken on the Parliamentary Library steps of the third contingent of 69 passenger nurses and 13 NZHS Maheno Nurses led by Matron Evelyn Brooke seated centre front row. Nurses identified are: 1st Row: --,--,--, H. Burton, L. Brandon, E. Brooke, L. McNie, I. Willis, M. Muir, --,--. 2nd row, M. Looney, --, M. Rogers*, M. Brown* M. Jeffrey, J. Erwin, --, R. (D?) Horton, --,--, I. Clark*,--, 3rd row, A. Whitta, 7th M. Ellis, 8th J. James, --, A. Philpotts. 4th row, Right end M. Beswick (V neck white blouse), C. Hawkins, to right of nurse with large white collar. 5th row Edmondstone behind C. Hawkin's left shoulder. Nurses lost when the Marquette was torpedoed are noted with an aterisk and otehrs not identified but part of this contingent are, N. M. Hildyard, H. Isdell, M. Jamieson, M. Rae and L. Rattray. Nurses identified by S. McNabb.

Ministering angels in time of suffering: the New Zealand nurses who will tend our wounded heroes on …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Minnie Johns AWMM
  • Surname
    Jeffery AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jeffrey AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/131 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 June 1884 Military personnel file DunedinOtago Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 James Jeffrey (father), Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 July 1915 AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
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  • Capture details
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 3 September 1915 AWMMMedical, WWI AWMM
      Lost her right eye in an accident on active service AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of injury: Loss rt. eye, infective jaundice, pneumonia, appendicitis, and gall-stones Pension: [Not stated] Percent: 60 Source: New Zealand. Army (c.1920). A further list of the names of ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 31 March 1920 AWMM Sister Military personnel file

Biographical information

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  • Name spelt as Jeffrey on the Embarkation Nominal Roll and sometimes in the Military personnel file. AWMM


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  • Death
    6 January 1963 BDM, Deaths
    Age 78 AWMM
    DunedinOtago Military personnel file
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  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, New Zealand. AWMM Ashes, Block 172. Plot 17 AWMM
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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: 366 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
    • New Zealand. Army (c.1920). A further list of the names of ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% : compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent war pensions; and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) discharged hospital patients; assessed as suffering permanent disability, and who are whilst in hospital, receiving full pensions. New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. 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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