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

New Zealand Women's Army Auxilary Corps War Two
1939 - 1948

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1941 - 1948 saw over 500 members of the New Zealand Women's Army Auxilary Corps (NZWAAC) serving with the NZANS. In 1947 the the NZWAAC were intergrated into the NZANS. All members of the NZWAAC Hospital Division who were still serving on 1 April 1947 were transferred into the NZANS. Among the rolls you will notice (NZANS) beside a rank. These women were directly attested into the NZANS.

All the women who were members of the NZWAAC were attested (sworn to serve for the duration of the war) and issued with Regimental Numbers. On transfer from another service to the NZWAAC Medical Divsion a new Regimental number was issued. After WW2 any NZWAACs who continued to serve or re-joined the NZANS were issued with another number therefore all previous numbers are listed, if known.

The Rolls for WW2 list those who were attested for service during World War Two and served in Japan. A separate Roll called the "The Northam Girls" is a list of all members of the NZWAAC who, on their voyage to the Middle East were disembarked in Freemantle because of overcrowding aboard the Hospital Ship Maunganui. They continued their voyage a month later aboard the Netherlands Hospital Ship Oranje.

Please note that the rank of the women who were members of the NZWAAC are listed with the rank held at time of attestation. Also the Date of attestation is the first date only. The Rolls of the NZWAAC are in two parts, service detail and personal detail.

The term VAD stems from the First World War and was commonly used for those who served in the NZWAAC Hospital Division. However the valuable work done by these women varied from nurse aid to general duties and where possible the roll in which they served is recorded.

Included in these Rolls is the Welfare Division Roll which has listed 5 members who were included in our original rolls in the book. However further research has confirmed they were not members of the Hospital Division as such but, worked closely with the Hospital Division.

Another separate roll covers women also previously listed in our book but with further research it has been discovered they may not have served with the Hospital Division, or they in fact were attached to another military force i.e. Air Force or NZWAAC Non medical.

If you have any information relating to any of these women or there is a name you consider should also be included please contact me and I will update their information accordingly.



Bibliography & other References  
Sherayl McNabb; 100 YEARS - New Zealand Military Nursing: New Zealand Army Nursing Service - Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps: 1915-2015. Published 2015.

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