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Old 30-09-20, 06:52 AM
Jackhr Jackhr is offline
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Originally Posted by atillathenunns View Post
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"1914 - 1922 saw 626 nurses and masseuses serve in the NZANS, as well as many women who worked with, but were not members of the NZANS. All the women who were members of the NZANS were attested (sworn to serve for the duration of the war) and issued with Regimental Numbers, whereas the other women were never attested and not issued with a Regimental Number. Their attachement to Military Hospitals was controlled by the Matron-in-Chief who was also the Inspector of Hospitals for the Public Health Department.

When the nurses joined the NZANS they were issued with their NZANS Badge which had engraved on the back their Registered New Zealand Nurse (RNZN) number."
So the badge that is pictured is what? It has a number which I assume is her Registered number so is for being a nurse or ex NZ army nurse number ??

Ans thanks for your help and info very interesting
Is there a way I can see if she did join the NZAN service in 1914 prior to the war ??

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