NIXON, Margaret Jane
(Service number 22/359)

Aliases Enlisted as Margaret NIXON
First Rank Last Rank Nursing Sister


Date 25 December 1881 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date (NZ) 30 June 1917 Age (NZ) 36 years
Address at Enlistment C/- Imperial Authorities, Q.A.M.N.S.R.
Occupation Professional nurse
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John NIXON (father), 131 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 9 stone 8 lbs. Complexion fair. Eyes hazel, Hair brown. Sight, hearing & colour vision all normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. Fit for service in N.S.A.N.S.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Army Nursing Service

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

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 1 February 1920 Reason Struck off strength.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 December 1958 Age 77 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Margaret Jane Nixon, sometimes known as Maggie, was born on 25 December 1881 at Fairlie, the fourth daughter of Irish born John Nixon and his Scottish wife, Agnes née Currie. Margaret qualified a s anurse in December 1907, having done her training at the Timaru Hospital.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [18 April 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0086788) [30 April 2017], NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5956 0361281) [30 April 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [18 April 2017]; School Admission Records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [18 April 2017]; Kai Tiaki: the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, 1 October 1915, 1 January 1917, 1 April 1917, 1 July 1917, 1 October 1917, 1 January 1919, 1 April 1919, 1 January 1920, 1 July 1920, 1 January 1926, 1 April 1927, 1 July 1927 (Papers Past) [16 & 19 April 2017]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [23 April 2017]

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