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Nora Leslie Hughes

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Nurses New Zealand General Hospital Cairo. Identification of nurses in photograph from scrapbook re. Cora B. Roberton (nee Anderson) [Box 9] as follows: Front row (l to r); Army Officers, Harvey (C45411), Wallis (C57814), Armitage (C37550), unknown, Rev.Mackenzie-Gibson (C44054), Sir Louis Edward Barnett (84270), Matron Bertha Nurse (C51995), DDMS Parkes (C52502), Maguire (C50070), Bowerbank (38870), Scott (C54777), Hogg (C46114), Curtis (C41545), Fergus (C43098). 2nd row, Sisters J. James (C46866), C. Doneghue (C42186), A. Stephenson (C56044), M. Boyd (C35775), M. Affleck (C34793), I. Bennett (C122051), V. MacLean (C49742), E. Wilson (C58809), I. Willis (C58742), E. McAllum (C48816), M. Ellis (C42775), M. McBeth (C48861), R. Fanning (C42986) and M. Mitchell (C51001). 3rd row, Sisters, J. Naismith (C51617), K. Carter (C40108 or C40109), A. Philpotts (C53000), A. Holmwood (C46198), K. Booth* (C35703), I. Stewart (C56157), D. Commons (C40846), C. Anderson (C34725), A. Williams (C58599), E. Porteous (C53175), I. Gordon Boyd (C38912), L. Newell (C51759), K. Kitching (C47825), Mary Anderson (C34827). 4th row, Sisters, M. Samson (C54602), A. Whitta (C58458), N. Hughes* (C69328), W. Brook-Lees (C35782) and 5th row, M. Hobbs (C46049), K. Welch (C58191). *visiting from Aotea Convalescent Home. Mackrell, Brent. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2003-107. Image has no known copyright restrictions. Copy of image also found in Colin M. Gordon Album PH-ALB-376-p25-2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Nora Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Hughes AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Nora Leslie Tombleson AWMM
  • Service number
    • 22/1061 AWMM
    • 22/160A AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    5 April 1885 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Daughter of John Hughes & Selina Taylor nee' Bryant Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - Military record & Research
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 31 May 1916 AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • John Hughes (father), Waireka, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
    • John Hughes (father), Waireka, Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 6 May 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 26 July 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
    • 1921 married Cecil Edward TOMBLESON Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - Military record & Research

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • Aotea Convalescent Home, Heliopolis, Egypt Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Armed force / branch
    • Army AWMM
    • Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) & NZ Army Nursing Service Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - Military Record & Research
  • Service number
    • 22/1061 AWMM
    • 22/160A AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 31 May 1916 AWMM
      Age 31 AWMM
      Nurse AWMM
      AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Nurse AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Nurse at the Wellington Hospital Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - Military record & Research
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      Artificial upper teeth AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Wife of Cecil Edward Tombleson.

    Voluntary nurse in Egypt 1915

    Working at the Aotea Convalescent Home in Heliopolis, near Cairo, Egypt, a privately funded institution.

    Promoted to Staff Nurse 22/160A 31 May 1918.

    Struck off Strength 22 January 1920, on leave for 1 year, 1920.

    Retired from the Territorial Service 1925.

    Named twice on Nominal Roll Volume II AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    1972 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
    87yrs Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - BMD NZ & NZ Archive Records
  • Place of death
    Ruatoria, East Coast/Gisborne, NZ Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 29 November 2016 - BMD NZ & NZ Archive Records
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Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      31: 25 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. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). 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
    • Colin M. Gordon Album (1915-1918). Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira PH-ALB-376. AWMM

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