WILKIE , Maria Henrietta
(Service number 22/48)

Aliases Known as Marie
First Rank Nurse Last Rank Sister


Date 8 November 1883 Place of Birth Allanton, Otago

Enlistment Information

Date 26 March 1915 Age 31 years
Address at Enlistment Hospital, Dunedin
Occupation Nurse
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs W. D. WILKIE, Arno, Waimate, South Canterbury
Religion Anglican
Medical Information Height 5 feet 2 inches. Weight 116 lbs. Complexion dark. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth good. Free from hernia, varicose veins, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. Fit.

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 British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards Associate Royal Red Cross; Mentioned in Despatches (MiD)

Award Circumstances and Date

London Gazette, 21 June 1916. Mentioned in Despatches by Lieut. Gen. J. S. Maxwell, Egypt, 16 March 1916. His Majesty the King has awarded the Royal Red Cross Decoration 2nd Class, in recognition of valuable services in the War, 23 February 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 29 September 1917 Reason Struck off strength.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 20 July 1962 Age 78 years
Place of Death Invercargill
Memorial or Cemetery Woodlands Cemetery, Southland
Memorial Reference Section 1, Plot 120
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Maria Henrietta Wilkie, the daughter of William Dick and Jane Henrietta (née Read) Wilkie, of Manse Street, Waimate, South Canterbury, was born on 8 November 1883 at Allanton, Otago. She was educated at Allanton, Greytown and Pine Hill schools, all in Otago. She studied also at the Dunedin Technical School. Marie married Major James Hargest in 1917 in England.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 April 2017]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5557 0122300) [21 April 2017], NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5568 0136743) [21 April 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) ]13 December 2015]; School Admission Records (Dunedin Branch NZSG) [15 April 2017]; Kai Tiaki: the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, 1 January 1912, 1 April 1915 [x 3], 1 July 1915, 1 January 1916, 1 July 1916 [x 2], 1 October 1916 [x 2], 1 April 1917 & 1 July 1917, 1 July 1917, 1 October 1917, 1 January 1918, 1 April 1918, 1 July 1919, 1 April 1920, Waimate Daily Advertiser, 14 June 1917 (Papers Past) [15 & 16 April 2017]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [23 April 2017]

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