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Mabel Elizabeth Jamieson

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Mabel Elizabeth AWMM
  • Surname
    Jamieson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 22/133 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 July 1881 BDM, births, KumaraWestland Military Personnel File
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Palmerston North Hospital, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Thomas Jamieson (father), Kumara, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM AWMM
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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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Drowned AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Mabel Jamieson was the daughter of Frances Jamieson and Thomas Jamieson, of Church St., Kumara, Greymouth.

      She was one of the New Zealand nurses who died when the Marquette was torpedoed and sank in October 1915.

      The Marquette was a British Merchant ship of 7,057 tons. It sank when a torpedo launched from a submarine hit it 36 miles south of Salonica Bay. Twenty nine crew and 182 troops were lost. Ten of those who died were New Zealand nurses who had been working at No.1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital in Port Said in October 1915 when they were ordered to prepare to go to Lemnos. The hospital was to be set up there to care for casualties being brought back from the Dardanelles. The Transport Ship Marquette took on board officers and men of the New Zealand Medical Corps, 36 New Zealand Army Nursing Staff, 610 officers and men of 29th Divisional Ammunition Column , 541 mules and some ammunition in mid October sailed for Salonika. The French torpedo destroyer Tirailleur joined the convoy on 22 October which gave credence to the idea that there was a real danger of being attacked by German submarines in the Mediterranean. The torpedo destroyer left the convoy that night and at 9.15 am on 23 October the Marquette was hit by a torpedo on the starboard side and began to list. Within about 15 minutes she sank. Nurses lost their lives in the evacuation as lifeboats tipped over as they were lowered into the sea, some boats falling on others, with some being left on the ship and going down with her. AWMM
    • I am writing a short family history of my Great Aunt, Mabel Elizabeth Jamieson, who drowned on the Marquette on 23 October 1915. I have a record of her birth date as 21 July 1881, Reg 2656 at Greymouth, NZ. One of my cousins, Lorna Wilson, a teacher at St Andrews, Christchurch, did an Ancestry search of the Jamieson and Wilson families in 1986. There is a picture of Mabel Jamieson in the book by Peter Rees, "The Other Anzacs, Nurses at War, 1914-18" Public - Lorraine - Other Relative - 10 February 2015 - Family papers; The Other Anzacs, Nurses at War, 1914-18 by Peter Rees, Allen & Unwin, 2008
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    23 October 1915 AWMM
    Aegean Sea AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Mikra Memorial, Greece AWMM
    • Nurses' Memorial Chapel, Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial bed, 1916, Kumara Hospital, Westland AWMM
    • Memorial window, Five Sisters Window, north transept, York Minster, York, England AWMM
    • Kumara Memorial Hall, Seddon Street, Kumara, Westland District, New Zealand AWMM

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  • I AM THE GREAT NIECE OF MABEL. MY GRANDMOTHER, EDITH ALICE JAMIESON WAS HER SISTER.THE MEMORIA L PLAQUE FROM KUMARA HOSPITAL WAS GIVEN BY ME TO THE NURSES MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT CHRISTCHURCH HOSPITAL FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES. MY COUSIN LORRAINE WILSON HAS MADE AN ERROR IN THINKING THAT MY SISTER LORNA WILSON IS DECEASED.SHE IS INFACT STILL WORKING ON OUR FAMILY HISTORY. UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS ANOTHER SISTER WHO WAS ALSO A NURSE, BARBARA WHO DIED AS THE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT IN 1968. MY FATHER FRANCIS JAMIESON WILSON WAS A DOCTOR IN WESTPORT UNTIL HIS DEATH AND TWO OF HIS CHILDREN WERE NURSES.
    Public - FRANCES JOAN BURKETT (NEE WILSON) - Other relative - 9 May 2016
  • I have only recently learned from my cousin Sandra that Mabel was our great-great-aunt; Mabel's brother Thomas married our great-grandmother. The nurses' memorial chapel in Christchurch has always been a special place to me. But now it is more special. A hospital ship should have been provided for the medical and nursing staff on the Marquette. We will remember them.
    Public - Philippa - Other Relative - 24 May 2015
  • In February I wrote a short family history of my Great Aunt, Mabel Elizabeth Jamieson, who drowned in the Marquette disaster on 23 October 1915. A cousin, Lorna Wilson, and a teacher at St Andrews, Christchurch, had prepared an Ancestry search of the Jamieson and Wilson families in 1986. Sadly she died in a car accident shortly after. This note is to honour her and Great Aunt Mabel whose memory was kept alive as part of our family's oral history by my father, George Wilson, who moved to Australia from NZ after WWII. Now remembered, never forgotten.
    Public - Lorraine Wilson - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
  • My great grandmother, Lydia, was married to Mabel's brother, Thomas. They named their daughter after Mabel, but she grew up being called "Dolly". Lydia's only brother, Stephen Charles Hartley, was killed in the Battle of the Somme on 15 October 1916. The deaths of a beloved sister and brother would have brought much sorrow to the family. "Thank you for sacrificing your today to give us a tomorrow in a better world. We will never forget"
    Public - Sandra - Other Relative - 21 April 2015
  • In memory of Mabel Elizabeth Jamieson on behalf of nurses and midwives on the West Coast. We will remember you always.
    Public - Karyn - 25 March 2015

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05 August 2016AlastairAucklandOther relative
09 May 2016FRANCES JOAN BURKETT (NEE WILSON) NEW ZEALANDCHRISTCHURCHOther relative
12 July 2015WendyPalmerston NorthResearcher
28 April 2015JosephTaupo, New ZealandResearcher
22 April 2015Lorraine WilsonCanberra, AustraliaOther Relative
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