Nursing Sister Yvonne Blais

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


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