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HMTS MARQUETTE
ROLL OF HONOUR

On the 23 October 1915 the HMTS Marquette was torpedoed by German U-boat near Salonika. Ten New Zealand nurses, 19 members of the New Zealand Medical Corps and three New Zealand soldiers lost their lives.

For further information see - THE SINKING OF THE MARQUETTE - and the book Cloud over Marquette by John Meredith Smith (1990 Caxton).
- and letter from survivor Ina Nellie Coster.

BAKER Geoffrey Hugh WO1 3/6 NZMC
BIRD James Samuel Private 3/564 NZMC
BROWN Marion Sinclair Staff-Nurse 22/104 NZANS
CLARK Isabel Staff-Nurse 22/108 NZANS
FOX Catherine Anne Staff-Nurse 22/18 NZANS
FRICKER Bassell Saxe Private 3/894 NZMC
GORMAN Mary Staff-Nurse 22/73 NZANS
HERDMAN Robert Bruce Private 3/638 NZMC
HILDYARD Nona Mildred Staff-Nurse 22/125 NZANS
ISDELL Helena Kathleen Staff-Nurse 22/130 NZANS
JAMIESON Mabel Elizabeth Staff-Nurse 22/133 NZANS
KIRK Charles Ernest Private 10/1550 WIR
KIRK Thomas Hugh Private 3/595 NZMC
McGEE James Michael Private 3/605 NZMC
NICHOLSON Claude Harold Private 3/913 NZMC
PERRIN Clarence Private 3/916 NZMC
PICKERING William Campbell Private 3/554 NZMC
POLE Roland Alfred Private 3/59 NZMC
PRATT Alfred Mason Corporal 3/614 NZMC
RAE Mary Helen Staff-Nurse 22/161 NZANS
RATTRAY Lorna Aylmer Staff-Nurse 22/160 NZANS
REID Herbert John Private 8/1320 OIR
REMMETT Alfred Howard Sergeant 3/621 NZMC
RHODES Charles Victor Private 3/622 NZMC
RICHARDS Peter Gilbert Private 3/623 NZMC
ROBINSON William Balmer Private 3/624 NZMC
ROGERS Margaret Staff-Nurse 22/175 NZANS
ROSS John Turnbull Private 3/626 NZMC
SMART William Private 3/927 NZMC
THOMPSON Clarence Dornford Private 3/38 NZMC
WALTER John Bruno Private 3/39 NZMC
WESTAWAY Walter Richard Private 12/154 AIR

Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LXXI, 22 May 1916, Page 4:
The following is an extract from the letter of an Englishman, one of the Marquette crew, to his sister, who is employed at the Hawera Hospital: "Do you happen to know a Nurse Sinclair, who was with the N.Z. R.A.M.C. She was one of the survivors, and happened to be floating about with the same I wreckage as myself. You can tell any one that knows her that she is a plucky girl, and was the means of keeping the hearts up in a good many, while the hours went by, and there was no sign of a vessel near, and the possibility of being picked up was very remote. She sang and shouted all sorts of lively things to one and the other. I have no doubt they (her people, and all who know her) would he pleased to hear about her, and she deserves a word of praise from everybody. I last saw her with the regimental survivors in Salonika."


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