Topic: Jeanne Spiers Sinclair (1881-1968)

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Tauranga World War One nurse Jeanne Spiers Sinclair was on board the 'Marquette' when it was torpedoed by a German submarine on 23 October 1915. She was one of the survivors. Two other people connected with Tauranga, nurse Catherine Gibbons Blackie and doctor Joseph Livingstone Frazerhurst, also survived the sinking of the 'Marquette'.

Jeanne Spiers Sinclair was born in Wainuiomata, Wellington, on 6 March 1881 (reg. 1881/2990). Her parents were John and Louisa Coendoz Sinclair (nee Hill).

 

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Births, Deaths & Marriages Online (New Zealand).

Jeanne and the sinking of the Marquette

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Jeanne Spiers Sinclair (1881-1968)


Year:1915
Note:Service Number: 22/88
First Names:Jeanne Spiers
Last Name:Sinclair
Date of Birth:6 March 1881
Place of Birth:Wainuiomata, Wellington
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:20 November 1968
Place of death:Tauranga, New Zealand
Occupation:Teacher and Nurse
Spouses name:John Walter Peek
Date of marriage:16 October 1919
Fathers name:John Sinclair
Mothers name:Louisa Coendoz Hill
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)