Nursing Sister Muriel Shirecliffe Parker Ellis A.R.R.C.

Nursing Sister Muriel Shirecliffe Parker Ellis A.R.R.C. served with the Canadian Army medicla Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the Royal Red Cross 2nd class, the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal and the Victory Medal.

Born on October 27th, 1878 in London, England (on her enlistment paper she lied about her age)
Religion : Church of England           Status : Single     Height : 5′ 7″

Weight : 125 lbs.                       Eyes : dark grey         Hair : fair brown

Name of her father : W B Ellis Address : 342 Carden Drive, Vancouver British Columbia

1881 United Kingdom census taken in 32 Acacia road, Marylebone, London, England
She was born in 1878 according to the information on the census
Father Walter B. (organ builder) born in 1854
Mother : Maria S born in 1854     Sister : Priscillia born in 1880
one house maid (Harriet Christopher) and one cook (Kate Allaway)

1901 United Kingdom census taken in Wargrave St Mary, Berkshire, England
She was born in 1878 according to the information on the census
Father Walter B. (company agent) born in 1854
Mother : Maria S born in 1856       Sister : Priscillia born in 1879
The family had one nurse (Alice Wilson) and one cook (Mary Pollinghome)

1911 Canadian census Family living in Vancouver city, British Columbia

February 8th, 1915 : Sailed from Canada on (MO 267).

May 12th : She signed her enlistment paper in London, England (Kingslay Hotel 34 Victoria Street) but she enlisted earlier in Canada. Enlisted the same day as M. C. English but not sworn in by the same matron. She signed as witness on the enlistment paper of Lilian May Carter. On her attestation paper, she gave 1881 as her year of birth making her 34 years old at time of enlistment, one year short of the nurse’s maximum enlistment age of 35.

July 19th : Joined the 1st Canadian General Hospital in Etaples. She was with the 4th British General Hospital before that posting with 21 other Canadian nursing sisters.

January 14th, 1916 : Sent to England for duty

August 9th : Invalidated to Villa Tino Hospital. On leave until August 12th.

November 27th : Posted at the Duchess of Connaught hospital.

November 29th : Granted 10 days leave. Returned on December 9th.

February 13th, 1917 : Hospitalized at the Duchess of Connaught hospital

February 14th : 14 days leave. Returned on February 27th.

February 23rd : Awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd class (A.R.R.C.) decoration and received it from the hands of the King George V himself (London Gazette 29959 February 23rd, 1917).

March 3rd : Discharged from the hospital.

March 14th : Granted 14 days leave

April 17th : Arrived in France. Posted with the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital in Doullens

November 18th: On command at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station (British). Rejoined unit on December 9th.

December 11th: Granted 14 days leave. Leave extended until January 5th

May 4th, 1918 : Admitted at the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital in Abbeville. Transferred to the QAIMNS Hospital on May 15th. Struck of strength of the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital on May 23th. Transferred to the Canadian Red Cross hospital in Buxton on June 5th

July 12th : Taken on strength with the 14th Canadian General Hospital

November 28th : Struck of strength of the unit and sent to Casualty company

November 26th : Posted with the 16th Canadian General Hospital

December 26th : Admitted to the 16th Canadian General Hospital. Still on the sick list on January 12th

January 14th, 1919 : Admitted to the Canadian Red Cross hospital (laryngitis, bronchitis)

February 2nd : Posted with the 16th Canadian General Hospital.

February 25th : Admitted to the Canadian Red Cross officer hospital in London

March 7th : A medical board declared her medically unfit for any military service

May 21st : Sailed to Canada on the HMT Araguay. Arrived in Canada on May 30th

June 6th : Posted at Hastings Park in Vancouver, British Columbia

July 15th : Demobilized in Vancouver

November 30th, 1929 : Married Edward Lawrence Slevin (from B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13757 ). He died on February 2nd, 1953.

1936 : Living at 4643 10th avenue Vancouver, British Columbia

December 9th, 1965 : Died in Shaughnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia

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