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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.1050 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.1050 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-11T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T10:12:14.064Z 7G 46 70 nursing/medical services/wars Royal Red Cross 2nd Class (ARRC) [Geo V - GRI] 22/267 Staff Nurse Louise Mary (Lucy) Trumble, NZANS, WW1 ARRC Citation: "In recognition of her valuable service with the Armies in the Field" [LG 1January 1918 p57] Louise Mary (Lucy) Trumble, ARRC (1874-1955) Born Bendigo, Australia, 1874; came to New Zealand in 1900s to care for children of her sister; trained at Christchurch Hospital; registered 22.8.1912 (NZRN certificate no 1236); received midwifery certificate from Wellington Hospital in December 1914 WW1: enlisted as a Sister with the NZANS on 3 December 1915, service no 22/267; appointed as Staff Nurse 4 December 1915 (or 11 January 1916?); embarked on HS Marama; served almost continuously in Cairo January 1916 to February 1919 at the 27 General Hospital (also served on HS Marama); then transferred to England; returned to New Zealand in July 1919 and struck off Expeditionary Force Roll in 1920. Post-war she became Matron at the 'Upper' Military Sanitorium, Cashmere Hills, Christchurch (1919-1923); then took up position as matron in new open air home (TB Sanatorium) until her retirement in June 1935. Died Wellington, 5/11/1955 Decorations: ARRC Citation: "In recognition of her valuable service with the Armies in the Field" [LG 1January 1918 p57] MID: Mentioned in a Despatch from General Sir AJ Murray (Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force) dated 28 June 1917 "for gallant and distinguished services in the Field" [LG 12/1/1918 p805] Royal Red Cross 2nd Class (ARRC) Medal awarded to 22/267 Staff Nurse Lucy M Trumble, NZANS, WW1 silver cross, 35 mm width, plain ring suspension, with ribbon, Obverse: enamelled red, with broad silver edges around the enamel, a circular medallion bearing effigy of reigning monarch. Reverse: circular medallion bearing the Royal Cypher of the reigning monarch, as well as the words "Faith", "Hope" and "Charity" inscribed on the upper limbs of the cross, with the year "1883" in the lower limb ribbon: 32mm wide grosgrain, dark blue with crimson edge stripes medal, decoration
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