Brooke, Evelyn Gertrude (1879–1962)

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Brooke, Evelyn Gertrude (1879–1962)

New Zealand nurse and hospital matron. Name variations: Evelyn Gertrude Brown. Born Sept 13, 1879, in New Plymouth, New Zealand; died Feb 11, 1962, in Wellington, New Zealand; dau. of Thomas William Brooke (carpenter) and Kate Theresa (Coad) Brooke; m. William John Brown, 1925.

Worked as private nurse before accepting position as ward sister at Wellington Hospital (1910); sailed with New Zealand Expeditionary Force to German Samoa (1914), then served on hospital ships (1915–16); returned to New Zealand as matron of military hospital at Trentham before becoming matron on hospital ship bound for England (1916); served as matron of New Zealand Hospital for Officers at Brighton until end of 1917; transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital at Wisques, France (c. 1918); returned to New Zealand to accept post as matron at military hospital at Featherston (1919); served as matron of hospital for disabled veterans in Christchurch (1921).

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 3).

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