NIXON, Elizabeth
(Service number 22/6)

Aliases Birth registered as Eliza
First Rank Sister Last Rank Matron


Date 12 February 1878 Place of Birth Waitohi Flat

Enlistment Information

Date Age 37 years
Address at Enlistment
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single. Then married.
Next of Kin Mr J. NIXON, 131 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 10 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Complexion fair. Eyes light blue. Hair blonde. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfectmovement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicose veins, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & 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 New Zealand Army Nursing Service

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Egyptian Expeditionary Force
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards Royal Red Cross Decoration; Mentioned in despatches

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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 13 January 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 December 1973 Age 95 years
Place of Death Oamaru
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Elizabeth Nixon was the second daughter of Irish born John Nixon and his Scottish wife, Agnes née Currie. On 3 February 1917, while matron at Codford, she married Mr Plowman, chief officer of the "Tahiti" at Warminster, England.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 April 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0086774) [21 April 2017], NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 7291 W5614 D.2/3501 or 0424243) [23 April 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 April 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch & Dunedin Branch NZSG) [18 April 2017]; Kai Tiaki: the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, 1 April 1915, 1 July 1915, 1 July 1916, 1 October 1916 [x 3], 1 January 1917 [x 2], 1 April 1917 [x 4], 1 July 1917 [x 2], 1 October 1917 [x 4], 1 January 1919, 1 April 1919, 1 April 1920, 1 July 1920 (Papers Past) [15 & 19 April 2017]

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