Topic: SINCLAIR, Jeanne

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Jeanne Sinclair  

Jeanne Sinclair, was an “Old Digger” and Gallipoli veteran. She was a life member of the Gallipoli Veterans’ Association, patron of the Bay of Plenty Branch and an honorary member of the Returned Services Association.

Read more of her amazing story here including being aboard the ill-fated Marquette in the history that has been written by her Granddaughter, Rosemary Peek.

Jeanne was born in Wainuiomata, Wellington, although her family lived in Normanby in Taranaki. She became a pupil teacher at the age of 14, qualified as a teacher and taught in schools in the New Plymouth district.

After three years teaching Jeanne then trained as a nurse and became registered with a New Plymouth Hospital Certificate in January 1912.

During WW1, nurses were enlisted in the army and, as part of the New Zealand Army Nursing Service, Jeanne sailed for Europe in June 1915.

Jeanne Sinclair Military Record

Acknowledgement: Rosemary Peek


Sources:Cenotaph Database, Archway New Zealand
First Names:Jeanne Spiers
Last Name:Sinclair
Other Known Names:Jeanne Peek
Date of Birth:16 March 1881
Place of Birth:Wainuiomata
Date of Death:20 November 1968
Place Enlisted:Tauranga, New Zealand
Marital Status at Enlistment:Single
Regiment or Service:13th Reinforcements New Zealand Army Nursing Corps
Service Number:22/88
Date of Embarkation:21 May 1915, 27 May 1916
Vessel:Marama, Willochra or Tofua
Military Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Marriage Date:16 October 1919
Spouses Name:John Walter Peek
Fathers Name:John Sinclair
Mothers Name:Louisa Coendoz (nee Hill)