Nursing Sister Yvonne Blais served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
1901 Canadian census taken in Ottawa, Ontario born on September 8th, 1883 (same information in the 1911 census)
Father : Joseph C. Mother : Elise
Sister : Blanche Brother : Sweedbert
Brother : Theodule Brother : Robert
1911 Canadian census taken in St-George ward (556 King Edward), Ottawa, Ontario
The mother is listed as the head of the family and her father is not there anymore
April 5th, 1915 : Enlisted in Montreal, Canada with the 4th Canadian Stationary Hospital
Born on September 10th, 1889 in Ottawa, Ontario
Trade: graduated nurse Religion: Roman Catholic Status: Single
Height: 5′ 2″ Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Weight: 145 lbs.
Maybe she lied about her age when she enlisted
May 6th : Embarked on Metagama. Arrived in Devenport on May 15th
July 27th : Stayed at the Hotel Tackeray in London until August 15th.
April 19th, 1916 : Posted with the 4th Canadian General Hospital. Embarked for France
October 3rd : Granted one month leave
October 1st, 1917 : Posted to the 11th Canadian General Hospital
December 28th : Granted 14 days leave
April 14th, 1918 : Proceeded to France
April 17th : Posted with the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station
April 18th : Posted with the 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital
November 30th : Granted 14 days leave
August 14th, 1919 : Sailed to Canada from Liverpool on Essequibo
May 16th : Fractured her forearm
July 26th : Posted to Queen’s hospital in Kingston
September 9th : Demobilised
November 21st, 1922 : Medals despatched to her
If you know additional information on this lady, please leave me a comment so I can add the information to her small biography
Identification disc: Obverse : Y. BLAIS N.S. R.C. C.A.M.C.
Hospital pin : unidentified