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Full Name: Dora Peiper
Forename(s): Dora
Surname: Peiper
Also Known As: Oliphant
War: South African War, 1899-1902
Gender: Female
First Known Rank: Nursing Sister
Occupation before Enlistment: Nurse
Military District: Dunedin
Embarkation Date: 5 March 1900
Vessel: Talune
Destination: Melbourne/Cape Town, South Africa
Military Awards: Queen's South Africa Medal; Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) (South Africa)
Last Unit Served: Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service Reserve
Place of Death: Hastings,Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Date of Death: 12 May 1935
Year of Death: 1935
Biographical Notes:
  • Trained Invercargill; Travelled from Cape Town to England and discharged 1902; Married William Oliphant 3 October 1911
  • Arrived Melbourne/Cape Town 5 April 1900
Additional Information: Talunethen transfer at Melbourne to Salamis for South Africa.
Further References: New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War. URL:
Sources Used: Stowers, R. (1992). Kiwi versus Boer: the First New Zealand Mounted Rifles in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902. Hamilton, NZ, The Author.
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