Story: Willis, Lizzie Ida Grace

New Zealand nurses in Apia, Samoa, during the First World War

New Zealand nurses in Apia, Samoa, during the First World War

When the New Zealand Expeditionary Force took control of German Samoa in August 1914, seven nurses went with them to replace the German nurses at Apia hospital. Among them were Ida Willis and Evelyn Brooke (left and second from left, back row), Fanny Wilson (right, back row), and Vida MacLean (left, front row).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, I. G. Willis Album (PAColl-1682)
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How to cite this page:

Jan Rodgers. 'Willis, Lizzie Ida Grace', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4w21/willis-lizzie-ida-grace (accessed 23 September 2019)