Nursing Sister Hilda Corelli R.R.C.

Nursing Sister Hilda Corelli served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the Royal Red Cross 1st class, the British War Medal and the Victory medal. She was also Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of State of War.
Born on May 30th 1882 in Birkenhead, England
Trade: nurse                        Religion: Church of England
Status: Single                       Height: 5′ 6″
Eyes: Brown                         Hair: Brown      Weight: 126 lbs.
Name of her father: Armand Henry Corelli (lieutenant-colonel in the CEF)

Address: 892 Grosvenor ave., Winnipeg

1901 Canadian census taken in ward 12 in Winnipeg listed as a lodger and a student but born in 1881

Father Armand Henry born in 1856                    Mother Eleanor Frances born in 1860
Sister Eleanor born in 1884                                   Brother Dudley born in 1892
Sister Brenda born in 1890
1909 : Graduated from the Winnipeg Children s Hospital 1910 January : She resigned her position in the Winnipeg Children s Hospital, and accompanied a patient to the coast.
February 1914 : From the The Canadian Nurse journal : « Miss Hilda Corelli, staff nurse, Winnipeg General Hospital, left in February for the Pacific Coast, where she will spend a month vacation
November 15th, 1915 : Enlisted in London, England. Her father was serving with the C.A.S.C. as a lieutenant-colonel.
November 30th : Posted with the Duchess of Connaught hospital (15th C.G.H.) in Boulogne. Arrived at the hospital on December 1st.
April 17th, 1916 : Struck of strength of the Duchess of Connaught hospital
April 18th : Landed in France with the 3rd Canadian General Hospital. Transferred to the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on May 4th. She arrived with the unit on May 6th at 11:00 am
December 9th : On leave until December 24th
January 15th, 1917 : Posted with the Ontario military Hospital in Orpington
July 3rd, 1918 : Received her Royal Red Cross (1st class) at Buckingham Palace from the King himself (London Gazette 30756 June 18th, 1918 )
July 15th : On leave until August 1st
August 16th : Struck of strength from the Ontario Hospital (16th C.S.H.) in Orpington. Taken on strength at the Canadian Special Hospital in Lenham
January 4th, 1919 : Posted on the Hospital ship Araguaya
July 28th : Sent back to Canada by a medical board due to the partial earring loss
August 19th : Demobilised
February 10th, 1920 :  Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of State of War

1921, October : Arrived in Quebec City on SS Megantic.

1925 May : Sailed from Montreal on SS Marbrun. Arrived in South Hampton on June 8th. Proposed address in UK no 1 Marine Villas, Swanage

1930 May 9th : Sailed from South Hampton, UK on SS Aurania. Arrived in Quebec City on May 30th

1932, October 14th : Sailed from Liverpool, UK on the SS Duchess of Bedford. Arrived in Quebec City on October 26th.

1934, July : Sailed from Liverpool, UK on SS Laurentic. Arrived in Montreal on July 26th.

September 19th : Sailed from South Hampton on the SS Alaunia. Arrived in Quebec City on October 8th.

1936 July : Sailed from Quebec City on SS Empress of Britain. Arrived in South Hampton on August 6th.

1950, May 28th : Sailed from Liverpool on the SS Empress of Scotland. Arrived in Quebec City. Her address by then is 49 Kings Stone avenue, Steyning, Sussex

1951, May : Sailed from Montreal on SS Laurentia. Arrived in Glasgow, Scotland

1963 : Died in United Kingdom on that year.

If you know more information on this lady, please leave me message so I can add it to her small biography

Nursing sister Hilda Corelli (left) and nursing sister Jean Stronach (right)

Photo taken at their investiture for the Royal Red Cross


Picture source Library and National Archives of Canada

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