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Within weeks of the declaration of war in 1914, military training camps were set up throughout New Zealand and in July 1915 the New Zealand Volunteer Sister Society was formed. The first group of volunteers sisters left for Egypt in 1915 under the leadership of Fanny Marion Higgens. This paper tells their remarkable story

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Lessons Learnt: Fanny Marion Higgens, Military School of Cookery, Alexandria, Egypt, 1915-1918

Within weeks of the declaration of war in 1914, military training camps were set up throughout New Zealand and in July 1915 the New Zealand Volunteer Sister Society was formed. The first group of volunteers sisters left for Egypt in 1915 under the leadership of Fanny Marion Higgens. This paper tells their remarkable story