Some WW1 Nursing Sisters gravesites near Ottawa, Ontario

During my many researches conducted over the years in local cemetery, I was able to find the grave of a few Canadian Nursing Sisters who served during WW1 and WW2, here are their graves.

Nursing Sister Dancy F Gant née MacLaughlin, she was born February 28th, 1888 in Ottawa, Ontario. She enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on November 8th, 1915 in Montreal, Quebec. She died on July 12th, 1936 and is buried in the Military Section Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

Picture of Nursing Sister MacLaughlin gravestone

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Nursing Sister Florence L. Leamy, she was born February 20th, 1878 in Hull, Quebec. She enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on May 11th, 1915 in London, England. She died on June 21st, 1972 and is buried at the Jardin du souvenir cemetery in Gatineau, Quebec.

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Nursing Sister Helena Augustina MacLaughlin R.R.C., She was born march 15th, 1889 in Ottawa, Ontario. She enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on June 3 rd, 1915 in Montreal, Quebec. She received her Royal Red Cross 2nd class on February 23rd, 1917. Although her gravestone does have the post-nominal lettes, R.R.C. for the Royal Red Cross 1st class, I have found no information that she did received the it and only received the 2nd class. She died in October of 1960 and is buried in the Military Section Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Nursing Sister Laura Adelaide Gamble A.R.R.C., M.I.D., she was born on September 4th, 1885 in Wakefield, Quebec. She enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on April 7th, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario. She received her Royal Red Cross 2nd class in June 1917 and Mentionned-in-Despatches in July of 1917. She died in March 21st 1939 and is buried at the Johnston Corners Community, South Gloucester, Ontario. Her war diary and letters can be found on the Library and Archives Canada

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