Nursing Sister Jessie Agnes Jarvis

Nursing sister Jessie Agnes Jarvis 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.

The only papers in her file are the medals card and one page from her medical reports
Born in 1886

Admitted at the Hospital on May 20th, 1918
May 20th, Body temperature 103 oF «having been ill some days previously has physical signs of pneumonia»
May 21st, «chest aspirated and fluid removed pleural cavity drained – discharged not abundant»
May 22nd, «vomiting constantly unable to retain any nourishment»

Died at 12 noon on May 23rd, 1918 at the age of 32.
Memorial Plaque and Scroll, Memorial Cross and medals (British War medal, Victory medal) were sent to M Jarvis PO Box 566 Truro, Nova Scotia
Not entitled to the 1914-15 Star (not 100 % sure, there is no mention on the card that she was entitled to 1914-15 Star and usually there is a note on the card if the person is entitled or not)
Buried in Truro cemetery, Nova Scotia (L. 50. Div. C. Third grave from North end.)
Daughter of Frances M. Jarvis, of 176, Bolsford St., Moncton, N.B., and the late George M. Jarvis.

Picture of her gravestone Truro cemetery, Nova Scotia

stone-jessie-jarvis

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