Nursing Sister Hermine Bernard

Nursing Sister Hermine Bernard served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the British War medal and she was Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of War.

Born on September 1st, 1888 in Montreal, Canada
Trade: nurse                             Religion: Roman Catholic
Status: Single                           Height: 5′ 2″
Eyes: dark                                 Hair: dark brown
Weight: 120 lbs.
Name of her mother: Mrs. M. A. H. Brique             Address: 279 Ontario est, Montreal, Quebec
Name of her sister: Ernestine Bernard                     Address: Drummondville, Quebec

Graduated from St-Luc Hospital, Montreal in 1910. She is the first graduated nurse from the St-Luc Hospital. She also worked at Notre Dame hospital (2 years), St-Luc Hospital (2 years), Civique hospital (2 years) and Miserecorde hospital (2 years)

From Lovell’s Montreal directory she was the Superintendent at the Civic Hospital and head of Moreau from 1912 to 1915

September 25th, 1915: Recommended for service overseas with the 6th Canadian Stationary Hospital.

Address in September : 337 Berri Street

November 8th : She signed her enlistment paper in Montreal, Canada

February 18th, 1916: Posted to Granville Special Hospital.

May 5th: Posted to 4th Canadian Stationary Hospital

January 30th, 1917: Transferred to England.

February 14th: Transferred to Red Cross Special Hospital.

March 11th: Posted on Hospital ship HM Hospital ship Letitia.

May 10th: Posted to 9th Canadian General Hospital

October 19th: Probably arrived at that date at the hospital from the 9th Canadian General Hospital

October 27th: Admitted at the 12th Canadian General Hospital. She was with the unit at the time

June 6th, 1919: She injured her ankle

July 22nd: Transferred from the 12th Canadian General Hospital to the D.G.M.S.

August 26th: Embarked on SS Celtic in Liverpool, England. Disembarked in New York on September 4th

August 19th : Brought to the notice of the Secretary of war for valuable services during the war

September 20th: Proceeded to California, United States. Returned October 1919.

From Lovell’s Montreal directory she was living at 3547 Jeanne Mance from 1920 to 1928

From Lovell’s Montreal directory she was living at 1433 Crescent (Hermine’s apartment) from 1929 to 1947. When she arrived in 1929 she lived in apartment # 2 but moved to apartment # 1 in 1930 with Captain Myron Willet Hutt. He served as an Honorary captain during WW1 with CEF. He was born in Boston Massachusset on April 2nd, 1875 and was previously married to Theresa May Hutt. He was a merchant tailor and enlisted on December 14th, 1915 with the 97th battalion and transferred to the 246th on January 1th, 1917. He mentioned previous military service in the 13th Royal Regiment. He served also with the Clearing Service command in Halifax, Nova Scotia and probably never went overseas.

From Lovell’s Montreal directory she was living at 373 Prince Albert avenue from 1948 to 1966. Her friend captain Myron Willet Hutt was with her until 1953.

September 25th, 1970: Died at Ste Anne de Bellevue Hospital
Obituary La Presse Monday September 28th 1970 – Bernard (Hermine)
À l’hôpital militaire de Ste – Anne – de – Bellevue est décédée Hermine Bernard (infirmière) membre du Corps Médical des forces armées Canadiennes CEF à la guerre 1914-18. Les funérailles auront lieu mardi le 29 courant. Le convoi funèbre partira des salons Raoul Bourgie – 281 rue Bord du Lac – Pointe Claire pour se rendre à l’église St – Joachim où le service sera célébré à 2h de là se rendra au cimetière de Last Post Fund de Pointe-Claire lieu de sépulture. Parent et amis sont priés d’y assister sans autre invitation. Exposée ce soir à 7hres

September 29th: Buried in the cemetery the Last Post Fund, Pointe-Claire, Québec secteur O, fosse 242.

If you know additional information on this lady, please leave me a comment so I can add the information to her small biography

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