Letter: G L Thwaites; 15-23


Letter: G L Thwaites

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A letter to G L Thwaites (Matron) advising that she has been appointed an officer in the N Z Army Nursing Service. Dated 11th September 1947.

Gladys Lillian Thwaites was Matron of the hospital ship "Maunganui" during WW II. She also established military hospitals in Fiji and Samoa. Was awarded the Royal Red Cross medal for services during WW II. Retired from nursing circa 1960. Spent her time in Mangawhai visiting her sister (Viv Foote) when on holiday from work. Unmarried. Worked in the nursing profession all her life.

Gladys received "Order of Lady of Royal Red Cross" from the Governor General. In 1940 Gladys helped establish 2 Military Hospitals in Fiji.

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