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Hilda Mary Steele

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 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Hilda Mary AWMM
  • Surname
    Steele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mulcock AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/60 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 May 1887 AWMM Hawkes BayNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
    28th May 1887 Public - Sue - Researcher - 25 January 2017 - Published sources
  • Place of birth
    Wairoa, Hawkes Bay Public - Sue - Researcher - 25 January 2017 - Published sources
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Cricklewood, Arney Rd, Remuera, Auckland Public - Sue - Researcher - 25 January 2017 - Published sources
  • Post war occupation
    • 20 April 1920 AWMM
      Sister AWMM
    • Nurse Public - Sue - Researcher - 25 January 2017 - Published sources
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 T.J. Steele (father), Cricklewood, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/60 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 1 April 1915 AWMM
      Age 27 AWMM AWMM
    • One of the first twelve NZ nurses selected to become part of the Australian Army Nursing Service in Public - Sue - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - McNabb, Sherayl. 100 years New Zealand Military Nursing. N Z Army Nursing Service - Royal N Z Nursing Corps 1915-2015. Wairoa, S McNabb,. p53.
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Nurse Public - Sue - Researcher - 25 January 2017 - Published sources
  • Age on enlistment
    27 Public - Sue - Researcher - 24 January 2017 - Gallagher, Barbara. 'Lady Bountiful': the remarkable nurse who went to war. RSA Review, Autumn 2015. P15-16


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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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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Trained at Auckland Hospital. Married Cyril Mulcock and had one daughter named Berys. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    25 March 1972 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Forever remembering this gracious, generous and loving lady.
    At the going down of the sun,
    We will remember them.
    Public - Barbara Mary - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • I am so proud of my great grandmother. Hilda passed on her knowledge, love and empathy for all to my Grandmother Berys who was also a Nurse during WW2 and more so to my mother Barbara who, Hilda doted on. My mother Barbara also became a nurse and graduated with double honours to become a surgical theatre nurse with much distinction. Being a soldier is easy, caring is hard and these great ladies took care of all ours.
    Public - Christopher Aaron - Direct descendant - 24 April 2019
  • I am the grandson of Hilda Mary Steele My mother has pasted away some years ago but was her only child born in 07/06/1925 and named Berys Mary
    Public - Paul Robert - Direct descendant - 25 August 2016



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Military Nursing - A History of the R.N.Z.N.C. Boer War to Present Day AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 689 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
    • 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. 3: Includes portrait 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
    • 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
      p. 167,169 AWMM
    • Please note the New Zealand Army Nursing Service was not a Corps. Public - Sherayl - Researcher - 24 January 2015 - Rules and Regulations of the NZANS


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2020Barbara MaryAuckland. New Zealand.Direct descendant
24 April 2019Christopher AaronNew ZealandDirect descendant
28 January 2017SueAucklandResearcher
25 August 2016Paul Robert Dunedin New Zealand Direct descendant
24 January 2015SheraylWairoaResearcher

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