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  1. ‘Commons, Daphne Rowna [sic] – WW1 22/20 – Army’, R21896476, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; ‘Commons, Kenneth Wrigley – WW1 12/63 – Army’, R21896477, Archives New Zealand, Wellington; The Kiwi: official organ of the Auckland University College, 11, 1916, p.20.
  2. ‘Commons, Kenneth Wrigley – WW1 12/63 – Army’; Hester Maclean, Nursing in New Zealand: history and reminiscences, Wellington, 1932, pp.143, 273.
  3. ‘Commons, Kenneth Wrigley – WW1 12/63 – Army’; Daphne Commons, 5 December 1915, MS-Papers-1582-10, Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL).
  4. Other known siblings in the AUC Roll of honour are: Albert and George Bagnall, both war casualties (WC); Frederick (WC) and Willis Airey; George and Trevor (WC) Alderton; Leslie and Walter Averill; Allan (WC) and Arthur Bailey; Arthur and Frederick Beasley; John (WC) and Thomas Bishop; Enoch and Erni (WC) Bond; Arthur and George Boswell; John and William Caradus; Nelson and Victor Clay; Frederick and Herbert (WC) Cox; James (WC) and Patrick Dromgool; David (WC) and Norman Duthie; Roy and Samuel Ellis; Arthur, Fritz and Tom Goulding; Charles and Walter (WC) Grierson; Colin (WC) and John Hally; Athol (WC) and Bryce Hart; Ernest and Reuben Hayter; Alban (WC), Ernest (WC) and Gainor Jackson; Alton, Victor and William (WC) Johns; Neil and Thomas (WC) Macky; Charles and Louis Mark; Alfred and Henry Marshall; Ivon and Murdoch (WC) McDonald; Clifford and Oliver Nicholson; Athol and Eric Ohlson; Cyril and Nesbit Snedden; John and Ralph Somers; Robert and Tristram Speedy; Harold and Norman Spencer; Acland and Norman Thomas; Alan and Bertram Wallace (both WC); Francis and William (WC) Willis; Clarence and Ralph Worley and Louis and Solomon Ziman.
  5. ‘Commons, Daphne R.’, A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services; ‘Commons, Kenneth Wrigley’, A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services.
  6. Births, deaths and marriages online, Department of Internal Affairs.
  7. Kai Tiaki: the journal of the nurses of New Zealand (KT), VI, 3, July 1913, p.96; KT, VII, 1, January 1914, p.18.
  8. Daphne Commons, MS-Papers-1582-09 - 1582-15, Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL); Daphne Commons, 5 August 1915 and 7 October 1915, MS-Papers-1582-10, ATL; 2 January 1917 and 2 July 1917, MS-Papers-1582-13, ATL.
  9. Daphne Commons, MS-Papers-1582-10, ATL; A.D. Carbery, The New Zealand medical service in the Great War, 1914-1918: based on official documents, Auckland, 1924, p.60.
  10. Daphne Commons, 7 August 1915, MS-Papers-1582-10, ATL.
  11. ‘Commons, Daphne Rowna [sic] – WW1 22/20 – Army’; Carbery, pp.266, 370-371.
  12. Carbery, pp.370-371.
  13. Daphne Commons, 12 January 1918, MS-Papers-1582-14, ATL; D.G. McGavin, The War Effort of New Zealand, Auckland, 1923, p.126; Daphne Commons, July 1916, MS-Papers-1582-12, ATL.
  14. Daphne Commons, 28 December 1917, MS-Papers-1582-13, ATL.
  15. Carbery, pp.485, 488.
  16. ‘Commons, Daphne Rowna [sic] – WW1 22/20 – Army’; Carbery, p.488.
  17. ‘Commons, Daphne Rowna [sic] – WW1 22/20 – Army’.
  18. Evening Post, 22 June 1916, p.7; ‘Commons, Daphne Rowna [sic] – WW1 22/20 – Army’.
  19. KT, XIII, 1, 1920, p.17; KT, XIV, 2, 1921, p.101.
  20. KT, XVII, 1, 1924, p.12; KT, XVI, 2, 1927, p.92.
  21. Headstone for Daphne Commons, Symonds Street Cemetery.