Nursing Sister Glady Maude Mary Wake

Nursing Sister Glady Maude Mary Wake served in the Canadian Army Medical corps during WW1. She was entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. She is one of the few women who died while serving in the Canadian army for her country at war.

Born on December 13th, 1883 in Esquimalt, British Columbia

Height : 5′ 1″     Weight : 112 lbs.           Religion : Church of England

Eyes : hazel         Hair : Dark brown

Graduated from the provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria British, Columbia in 1912.

On January 2st, 1916 she was posted at the Duchess of Connaught Hospital in Taplow, England

She signed her enlistement papers in London, England on January 10th, 1916. She nust had signed some papers before she left Canada but those are not in her file.

On September 24th she was posted with the 1st Canadian Stationary hospital

Embarked in Southampton on the H.S. Britanic on September 24th. Disembarked in Salonika on October 6th.

Posted with the 1st Canadian Stationary Hospital on October 6th.

Posted with the 11th Canadian General Hospital on October 2nd, 1917.

Posted with the 1st Canadian General Hospital on May 12th, 1918.

Died in the air attack of the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital in Doullens on May 30th, 1918 at the age of  27. She had a wounded leg and fractured femur.

Her full military file has been digitalized and can be found by clicking here on the website of Library and Archives Canada

Her British War Medal, Victory Medal, and Memorial Plaque with the Scroll were sent to her father, Gervais Fontayne Wake in Crompton Hill, Malvern, England

Her Memorial Cross was sent to her mother Amy Rosamond.

In 1998 she had a mountain named after her in British Columbia, Mount Wake

Picture of Nursing Sister Wake funeral procession

Picture of Nursing Sister Wake funeral gravestone

Pictures source Veteran Affairs Canada website

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