Nursing Sister Christina C. Frederickson

Nursing Sister Christina C. Frederickson served during WW1 in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. She is one of the few women who died while serving her country at war in the Canadian Army.  According to her military file she was never sent overseas and served only in Canada. Technically she was not entitled to the British War Medal but her Medals Card indicates that one of those was sent to her mother.

She was born on July 9th 1886 in Skagafjord, Iceland

She enlisted on January 10th 1918 in Edmonton, Alberta. She was employed and living at the Stratchona’s Military Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

Height : 5′ 6″               Weight : 160 lbs.

She entered the Strathcona Military Hospital, Edmonton on October 24th, 1918. She was relieved of duty at noon.

She signed her last will on October 25th.

On October 28th her medical report give this information at 12:15 Pulse 128 to 136 – respiration 48 to 54 – cyanosis apparent

Died in the isolation section of the hospital on October 28th, 1918 at 5:30 p.m. at the age of 32. Primary cause of death, epidemic influenza. The immediate cause of death was bronco-pneumonia.

Her British War Medal and Memorial Cross were sent to her mother, G.S. Frederickson. The Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll were sent to her father, Frederick Frederickson Box 13 Glenboro Manitoba.

If you know additional information on this gentleman, please leave me a comment so I can add the information to his small biography.

Picture of Nursing Sister Frederickson gravestone

Picture source – Veteran Affairs Canada Website

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