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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2541 2016-03-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:39:07.386Z 3F 55 Victory Medal 1914-19, WW! Medal awarded to 22/325 Sister Maud Montgomery., NZANS, WW1 (married name: Glacken) Born in Huntly in 1888, Maud Montgomery later trained at Auckland Hospital graduating as a registered nurse in January 1914. During WW1 she enlisted for service with the New Zealand Army Nursing Service and embarked aboard HS Maheno on its second charter, leaving New Zealand on 25 January 1916. On reaching Alexandria, she worked for three months at an English Army Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt before the NZ unit was split up and dispersed (much to the unit's displeasure) on arrival at Nottingham, England in mid 1916. Maud was then sent to Walton-on-Thames before the Unit was re-assembled and sent to St Omer in France, which at that time was a target for enemy bombing. Maud then went to Amiens before moving on to Abberille where she served in the front line. On return to the UK Maud took charge of a nurses’ home where New Zealand nurses were in residence. Maud returned to NZ on a hospital ship and was in charge of a ward at Narrow Neck Hospital in Auckland before Maud and her sister Vivienne opened "Cairnhill" Private Hospital in Mountain Road, Auckland. Maud lived in Loch Street, Remuera. In 1926 she married George Glacken and subsequently moved to Masterton. Victory Medal 1914-19, WW1 Medal awarded to 22/324 Sister Maud Montgomery, New Zealand Army Nursing Service (NZANS), NZEF. circular bronze medal with ribbon; fixed loop and ring suspension obverse: the winged, full-length figure of Victory, with her arm extended and holding a palm branch in her right hand reverse: inscription: ‘THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION, 1914-1919’ surrounded by a wreath ribbon: watered colours of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merging into a rainbow pattern named on edge: 22/325 SISTER M. MONTGOMERY. N.Z.E.F. medal, campaign
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