Nursing Sister Rebecca MacIntosh

Nursing sister Rebecca MacIntosh 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 was born on June 18th, 1892 in Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia.

Height : 5′ 8″    Weight : 157 lbs.     Religion : Presbyterian

Rebecca MacIntosh photo

From Paul Henderson

Rebecca MacIntosh

She enlisted in Halifax on April 5th, 1917.

She was hospitalised for appendicitis on November 19th, 1917.

She was hospitalised at Kimmel Military Hospital on February 10th, 1919.

She was reported dangerously hill on February 13th.

She was reported suffering from influenza nephritis on February 15th.

She died on March 3rd, 1919 at 9 p.m. at the age of 26.

Her medals and Memorial Plaque and Scroll were sent to her brother, Reverend J.P. McIntosh in Brookfield, Nova Scotia

Her Memorial Cross was sent to her mother Mrs Christie McIntosh.

She is buried in Bodelwyddan Churchyard (Saint – Margaret), Flintshire, United Kingdom, 508.

If you know more information on this lady, please leave me message so I can add it to her small biography


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  • Ken MacIntosh  On 2014/01/27 at 19:45

    rev. J.P. MacIntosh was Rebecca’s brother. Her father was Peter O. McIntosh

  • spinning bike  On 2014/06/19 at 22:12

    I read this article completely regarding the difference of most
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  • Lorraine lister  On 2017/03/13 at 05:29

    I am part of the historical interpretation team at Bodelwyddan Castle and Park, we are working on a WW1 trench system, and there will be signage commemorating individuals connected with Kinmel Camp. Would you give permission for us to use your image of Rebecca on her sign, with full acknowledgement that it came from yourself and this web page?
    The project is a Ww1 trench system, constructed to original specifications, with dugout, RAP etc, and as part of phase two there will be further information on the Canadian Forces.
    Zone 4 which is a small area with specific individuals information is to be named Rebecca’s Rest, after Nurse MacIntosh.

  • Nelson  On 2017/03/13 at 17:34

    Unfortunatly this picture is not from me and I have lost the name and the emails of the person who send it to me many years ago

  • Bella  On 2019/10/01 at 17:07

    her last name has no letter a, it’s spelled McIntosh. also, she died on July 3rd, 1919. hope this helps!

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