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Florence Camilla Steele

Group at the garden party given by Her Excellency Lady Liverpool to the staff of the Hospital Ship Maheno, 3rd Commission. Reading from Left to Right, Sister Camilla Steele 22/410, Sister Cecilia McKenny 22/409, Sister Annie Draper 22/417, Sister Margaret McIlwraith 22/418, Matron Amelia Bagley 22/408 and Lady Liverpool. Kai Tiaki: The Journal of the Nurses of New Zealand, Issue 2, 1 April 1917. Papers Past.

Group at the garden party given by Her Excellency Lady Liverpool to the staff of the Hospital Ship M …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Florence Camilla AWMM
  • Surname
    Steele AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Camilla Steele AWMM
    • Camilla Harrowell AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 22/410 AWMM
  • Gender
    Female AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    31 January 1881 AWMM WairoaHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Mt. Pleasant Private Hospital, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 T.J. Steele (father), Hinemoa, Alfred Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 January 1917 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 8 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Nurse AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Dark brown AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wife of Major Edwin H. Harrowell (5; 573 ; 12/907) and mother of Dudley Steele Harrowell (50760) who was killed in WW2.

    Released in 1917 from the NZANS to join hospital staff in Apia, Samoa.

    Known as Camilla, enlisted and served as Camilla

    Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    26 December 1961 AWMM
    Age 80 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    O'Neill's Point Cemetery, 122 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater, North Shore, Auckland AWMM Row N. Plot 52 AWMM
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