Nursing Sister Elizabeth Bell Ross R.R.C.

Nursing Sister Elizabeth Bell Ross served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the Royal Red Cross 1st class, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Born on October 30th 1878 in Demerra, British, Guiana, South Africa

Enlisted on February 30th, 1916 in London, England. Before enlisting in the Canadian Army Medical Corps she served with the voluntary unit of the French Red Cross in Belgium.

Father : Reverend Francis S. Ross        Address : Brookside ave, New Glascow, Nova Scotia

Religion : Presbyterian     Height : 5’ 7’’      Weight : 164 lbs.

Posted to the Duchess of Connaught Hospital on February 18th, 1916.

To be Acting Matron on March 14th, 1917

Posted at the 10th Canadian General Hospital on October 5th.

To be Acting Matron on November 15th. (London Gazette 30382)

To be Matron on January 18th, 1918. (London Gazette 30483)

Awarded the Royal Red Cross 1st class on June 21st (London Gazette 30758)

Brought to the Notice of the Secretary of War on August 19th, 1919

Sailed to Canada on September 26th, 1919 on the Empress of France

Demobilised on October 7th, 1920.

Her WW1 pair was issued by British committee of French Red Cross

After demobilisation she went to work at the Woman’s Hospital 100th street New York, New York.

Died on March 13th, 1953. Buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Canada (section A, range 96)

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Picture of her gravestone in Beechwood cemetery

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