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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.1051.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.1051.1 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-11T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T10:12:15.667Z 7G 47 70 nursing/medical services/wars British War Medal 1914-20 22/267 Staff Nurse Louise Mary (Lucy) Trumble, ARRC, MID, NZANS Louise Mary (Lucy) Trumble 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: "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] British War Medal 1914-20 awarded to 22/267 Staff Nurse Lucy M Trumble, NZANS, WW1 silver circular medal, 36mm diameter, straight non-swivelling suspender, with ribbon obverse: head of King George V with the legend ‘GEORGIUS V BRITT: OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:’ reverse: Naked figure of St. George on horseback facing right. The horse is trampling on an eagle shield and cross bones Around the edge are the dates, ‘1914’ and ‘1918’ named on edge: 22/267 SISTER L.M.TRUMBLE N.Z.E.F ribbon: grosgrain ribbon, 32mm wide, orange band in centre, bordered with white, black and blue stripes. medal, campaign
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