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Eileen Maude Fitzgerald

Showing a group portrait of 16 New Zealand nurses aboard the deck of the troopship R.M.S. 'Athenic', with one male army officer, and a small boy (in front row). As part of a fifth contingent of nursing staff, 25 nurses travelled on both the 'Athenic' and 'Opawa' to England, in 1916. Included in that contingent were Sisters Alice Haywood, E.F.Martin, E.Barnes, F.Hart, L.K.Scanlon, B.Watters, N.Mandeno, E.A.Parkinson, R.C.Makeig, N.Slater, E.E.Beattie, M.McGee, J.N.McGhie, A.C. McKerchar, S.G.Barr, I.C.Ancell, E.M.Fitzgerald, E.Beer, N.M.Jensen. [Note: it is not known which of these may be in this image]. The 'Athenic' disembarked from Wellington, New Zealand on 30th December, 1916, carrying the troops of the 2nd Draft, 20th Reinforcements, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A15887. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Showing a group portrait of 16 New Zealand nurses aboard the deck of the troopship R.M.S. 'Athenic', …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Eileen Maude AWMM
  • Surname
    Fitzgerald AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ralfe AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/394 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.A. Stewart (sister), Eltham, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/394 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    WW1 Unknown AWMM Nurse AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Daughter of W C FITZGERALD of Wellington; sister of Roy James Fitzgerald Gloucester Regt, RAFand Maurice FITZGERALD Royal Engineers AWMM

Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
    29 November 1966 Public - elli - 24 January 2015 - Archives NZ Wellington - CWGC (Non-war grave card index)
  • Age at death
    80 years Public - elli - 24 January 2015 - Archives NZ Wellington - CWGC (Non-war grave card index)
  • Place of death
    Auckland Public - elli - 24 January 2015 - Archives NZ Wellington - CWGC (Non-war grave card index)
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Purewa (cremation) Public - Elli - Researcher - 9 June 2020 - Purewa Cemetery records (online)
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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      49: 21 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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