Nursing Sister Lena Aloa Davis

Nursing Sister Davis served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is one of the few women who died while serving her country at war in the Canadian army. She is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. Her mother received the Memorial Plaque, the Memorial Scroll and the Memorial Cross.

Born on July 30th 1885 in Beamsville, Ontario.
Height : 5′ 6″                       Weight : 170 lbs.
Religion : Baptist
Enlisted April 7th, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario.
Posted with the 4th Canadian Stationary Hospital in Salonika on October 10th, 1915.
On September 15th, 1916, she disembarked from the Llandovery Castle, hospital ship.
On August 19th she contracted malaria, she stayed four weeks in bed and had high fever, her body temperature reached 105 oF at one point.
On September 17th the situation came back to normal, she was given 4 weeks rest
On October 10th she was not perfectly well, she got another three weeks rest.
On March 27th, she had no more signs of infection.
On April 17th, 1917 she was admitted to Moore Barrack’s hospital in Shorncliffe after being in contact with Nursing sister Fraser who had diphtheria.
Hospitalised at the 4th Canadian General Hospital in Basingstoke on February 17th, 1918. She was seriously ill, she had Blackwater fever.
On February 20th she was dangerously ill.
Died on February 21st, 1918 at 1h35 a.m. at the age of 34.
Medals (1914-15 Star, British War medal, Victory medal) were sent to her sister, Emma Davis 544
Clinton Street (Toronto)
Memorial Plaque and Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to her mother, Martha J. Davis.

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