LOWE, Mary Christine
(Service number 22/35)
|First Rank||Nurse||Last Rank||Staff Nurse|
|Date||15 August 1884||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Dannevirke|
|Occupation||Nurse (Dannevirke Hospital)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. E. LOWE (mother), Otahuna, Tai Tapu, Canterbury|
|Medical Information||Height - 5 ft 7 in. Weight - 128 lbs. Dark complexion. Blue eyes. Brown hair. Eyes 6/6 & 6/6. Hearing, Colour vision, heart, lungs - all normal. Teeth good. Vaccinated. In good bodily & mental health; no slight defects. 'Fit for Active Service'.|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||New Zealand Army Nursing Service Corps|
|Date||8 April 1915|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||London, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Served in Egypt (1915-1916), Western Europe (1916-1917)|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal|
|Military Awards||Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||13 July 1917||Reason||Ill health - Invalided home.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
8 Apr 1917 admitted to N. Z. General Hospital, B'hurst (Brockenhurst?), with slight bronchitis. 14 Feb 1917 admitted again, with bronchitis. 28 Feb 1917 transferred to N. Z. Convalescence Home, Sandwich, & same day transferred from Sandwich to N. Z. General Hospital, with bronchitis. 18 Mar 1917 embarked at Liverpool on H. S. Maheno - invalided to N. Z.
|Date||5 April 1963||Age||78 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Daughter of Alfred Ernest & Elizabeth Maria (nee STRONG) LOWE. Sister of Ernest George Strong LOWE served in Canadian Forces & killed in action in 1916 & of George Grigg LOWE also served & wounded at Gallipoli. 1916 to be promoted to Sister. 1917 posted to Retired List.
Cenotaph Database [06 September 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5541 0066093) [06 September 2013] & Department of Defence - Territorial Force Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5568 0135960) [06 September 2013]
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