New Zealand Military Nursing
New Zealand Army Nursing Service - Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps



Boer War

(S McNabb Collection)

There was no military nursing organisation in New Zealand at the time of the Boer War. New Zealand nurses who served during the Boer War served in English Army Nursing Service Reserve.

New Zealand Operational Service Medal (NZOSM)

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WW1 NZ Nurse
World War One NZANS
(S McNabb Collection)

Website updated April 2022

Important update - WW2 nurse portraits are now being posted in
Photo Gallery.

This web site has been established to recognise the nurses of our military force, past and present. The project on this website for 2015 onwards is to establish a gallery of identified photographs of New Zealand nurses who served during WW1 onwards. As photographs are made available the site will be updated beginning with WW1 nurses.

The information offered on this site was gleaned from photographs, official records, letters, diaries and personal mementos. I welcome any additional materials that may increase the history of military nursing in New Zealand, and ask you to contact me if you have anything at all to share. As research is ongoing this website will be updated regularly.

If you require a nurse to be researched please email your request to

Please feel free to send me your comments and enquiries as well as any materials concerning New Zealand military nurses.

World War Two NZANS
(S McNabb Collection)


The badge above is worn today by nurses of the
Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps (RNZNC).

Use the buttons on the navigation bar at the top on main pages or click navigation text at the bottom of every page to move from section to section. Click navigation text and on selected photographs to find selected material.

Please note that all photographs on this site are subject to Copyright either to the owner of the site, museums or libraries. Permission must be obtained before use.
This web site is dedicated to those nurses who have served and continue to serve our country

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