SCOTT, Isabella
(Service number 22/9)

Aliases Also known as BURCH
First Rank Sister Last Rank


Date 13 July 1873 Place of Birth Banff, Scotland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Matron, Public Hospital
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Alexander SCOTT, National Mortgage Company, Timaru. Later Mr E. W. BURCH (husband), address unknown
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 4 inches. Weight 126 lbs. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Hair dark brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing and colour vision normal. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicose veins, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. Fit for Active Service.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Army Nursing Service Corps
Date 8 April 1915
Transport Rotorua
Embarked From Wellington Destination London, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC)

Award Circumstances and Date

For her valuable services in the Field; 13 December 1917

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 3 April 1925 Age 52 yrs
Place of Death Auckland
Cause Carcinoma breast side; not due to war service
Memorial or Cemetery Purewa Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Isabella SCOTT was the daughter of Lewis SCOTT and Ann (nee ADAMS). She married Ernest William BURCH on 21 October 1920, at the Regent Square Presbyterian Church, London, England. When leaving for war service, Isabella advised that her Will was lodged with the Bank of N. S. Wales in London, and that her brother Alexander SCOTT, was the executor. She returned to New Zealand by the "Athenic", embarking at Liverpool on 3 February 1919. On her return to New Zealand, Isabella was matron of the Returned Soldiers Hospital at Timaru for a year or so.


Cenotaph Database [08 August 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives ref. AABK 18805 W5553 0102587) [12 August 2014]

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