In Memory of Lance Corporal AMERAL CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT 7/296, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F. who died age 21 on 08 May 1915 Son of William and Isabella Abbott, of Southbridge, Christchurch, New Zealand. Remembered with honour CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY Lance Corporal ABBOTT Son of William and Isabella Abbott, of Southbridge, Christchurch Died of disease Arrived Suez, Egypt on 3 December 1914 Brother of Trooper George Duncan Abbott (7/810, Canterbury Mounted Rifles), who was killed in action on 28 August 1915, in Gallipoli. Brother of Trooper Charles Gordon Abbott (13/2012, Auckland Mounted Rifles) A sister, Fanny Abbott (22/96, NZ Army Nursing Service) served on the Hospital Ship Maheno. In Memory of Trooper GEORGE DUNCAN ABBOTT 7/810, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F. who died age 28 on 28 August 1915 Son of Isabella Abbott, of 28, Medway St., Shirley, Canterbury, and the late William Abbott. Born at Southbridge, Canterbury. Remembered with honour HILL 60 (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL Trooper Abbott was a son of Isabella Abbott, of 28 Medway Street, Shirley, Canterbury, and the late William Abbott. He was killed in action in the second assault on Hill 60 - reported missing 28 August 1915 His younger brother, Lance Corporal Ameral Christopher Abbott (7/296 Canterbury Mounted Rifles), died of disease on 8 May 1915, in Egypt. Another brother,Trooper Charles Gordon Abbott (13/2012, Auckland Mounted Rifles)also served in WWI A sister, Fanny Abbott (22/96, NZ Army Nursing Service) served on the Hospital Ship Maheno. I wonder how long Fanny Abbott served on the "Maheno" ? Evening Post, 6 July 1915, Page 8 NEW ZEALAND NURSES LEAVING BY HOSPITAL SHIP NAMES OF THOSE SELECTED. Sixty-nine New Zealand nurses for service in the military hospitals in England are leaving on Saturday in the Hospital Ship. This completes the quota of 100 which this Dominion was asked to raise, and of which number 31 left on 21st May for service in Egypt and the Dardanelles. Helene K. Isdell, Kumara, matron, Kumara Hospital Mary Looney, Southland, matron, Gore Hospital Marion Brown, Riverton, private hospital staff Lorna Rattray, Christchurch, Christchurch Hospital staff Maud Haste, Christchurch, Christchurch Hospital staff Nora Hildyard, Christchurch, Christchurch Hospital staff Victoria M'Cosh - Smith, Naseby, Timaru Hospital staff Isabel Clark, Oamaru, private nursing Catherine Fox, Dunedin, private nursing Kathleen Noonan, Timaru, private nursing Fanny Abbott, Christchurch, private nursing Edith Popplewell, Ballarat, private nursing Elizabeth Wilson, Timaru, trainee, St. Helens HOSPITAL SHIP STAFF. In addition, the following have been selected for the staff of the hospital ship : Violet M'Cosh Smith (Timaru). LOST TRANSPORT [AWN 04.11.1915] The staff of No.1 NZ stationary hospital, under Surgeon Colonel McGAVIN, was aboard the British transport Marquette, which was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea on October 23 1915 [Spelling differs according to articles.] Nurses Saved: The names of the hospitals at which the nurses saved were they trained are given in the following list: CAMERON, Marie O, acting matron, ANS, Christchurch (seriously ill, she was paralysed during the launching of the lifeboats) CAMERON, Sister M O, was the matron in charge of the contingent of 31 nurses who left Wellington in May. She was trained in the Ovens District Hospital, Australia, and the Women’s Hospital, Melbourne. She was on the staff of the Waikato Sanatorium from 1909 to 1910, when she was appointed matron of St Helens Hospital, Christchurch, a position which she held until her departure for Egypt. [AWN 11.11.1915] ABBOTT, Fanny, Christchurch ANSTEY, Winifred E., Christchurch BESWICK, Mary B, Christchurch BLACKIE, Catherine, Tauranga CHRISTMASS, Mary J, Christchurch COSTER, Ina Nellie, Dunedin ERWIN, Jean N., Christchurch GOULD, Mary E, Christchurch GRIGOR, Mary, Christchurch GREGOR, Nurse was a native district nurse under the Public Health Dept, with headquarters at Hamilton, and Nurse BLACKIE was also a native district nurses with headquarters latterly at Tauranga. Nurse METHERELL was on the staff of Erinholme Private Hospital, Auckland. [AWN 11.11.1915] HASTE, Maude W, Christchurch HODGES, Emily, Christchurch HOOKER, Hilda V, Napier LOONEY Mary Frances, South Hillend [WALKER, Mary, Invercargill] McCOSH-SMITH, Violet, Naseby McKAY, Annie Johanna, Pahia [McLEOD, Edith] McLEOD, Lucy, Christchurch METHERELL, Gladys M, Christchurch NICOLL, Susan L., Christchurch POPPLEWELL, Edith, Ballarat 22/158 ROONEY, Mary F, Southland SINCLAIR, Jeannie, New Plymouth Elizabeth WILSON, Timaru (slightly sick) WILKIN, Edith L., Dunedin WRIGHT, Mabel, Dunedin (slightly sick) YOUNG, Elizabeth B., New Plymouth Spelling differs depending on newspaper and article. The name of Sister Edith McLeod appears as a survivor as reference by the books 'Cloud Over Marquette' and 'While You're Away -New Zealand Nurses at War 1899-1948'. Edith was from Masterton.