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New Zealand Army Nursing Service - Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps

Officers & Other Ranks Rolls
1946 - 1990

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Officers 1946 to 1970
A to F
G to M
N to W

Officers 1971 to 1990
A - G
H - O
P - Y

Other Ranks 1947 to 1977
A to F
G to N
O to Z

The 1970 Officer rolls, list 313 Registered Nurses who joined between 1946 to 1970 and served in either the Territorial or Regular Force or both. The NZANS became the RNZNC on 3 July 1953.

From April 1947 when the NZWAAC (Med. Division) were integrated into the NZANS becoming the Other Ranks (ORs) of the Service 294 served in either the Territorial or Regular Force or both, between 1946 to 1977 at which time they were transferred to the RNZAMC.

Therefore the rolls for the ORs is up to the time of the 1977 transfer.

These rolls will include some who served during WW2 and in Jayforce but re enlisted in later years. These are noted in nearly every case by Regimental Numbers which are bracketed.

Occasionally a nurse who served in the TF is missing a Regimental Number but records show she did serve.

Please note that the rank of the women listed is the rank held at time of attestation. There was some irregularity as to which rank title to use in their records. Therefore it will be noted that either the Nurse Rank or Officer Rank is used either together or separately as was recorded at the time. Some Regimental Numbers have "check" letters and some none as these came in late 1960s. Every attempt has been made to ensure information is correct.

VADs in the ORs did not have a specific "trade" recorded except VAD and in general terms this meant they were available to do various jobs which may have included nursing orderly, clerical etc.

In 1977 a new policy authorised by the Defence Council resulted in a change to the equality between the female officers and their male counterparts, which resulted in male nurses becoming part of the RNZNC. Therefore the rolls for 1971 to 1990 inlcude those who joined or transferred from the RNZAMC.

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

Archives New Zealand - NZDF Personal files
NZDF Archives - Trentham Military Camp
Paul Farmer - Nominal Rolls
Kia Tiaki - New Zealand Nursing Journal
NZ Gazette
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