rene shadbolt

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Full Name:

  • Rene Mary Shadbolt


  • 26 Apr 190316 Aug 1977

René Shadbolt led the only New Zealand contingent to the Spanish Civil War. She and fellow nurse, Isobel Dodds, cared for wounded soldiers, particularly those from the International Brigades, from July 1937 to November 1938.

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  • Nurses Isobel Dodds, René Shadbolt and Millicent Sharples made up the only organised New Zealand contingent to serve in the Spanish Civil War.