Nursing Sister Addie Allen Tupper served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is one of a few women who died while serving in the Canadian Army for her country at war. She is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
According to her enlistment form, she was born on October 13th, 1870 in Yartmouth Nova Scotia. But it seems she lied about her age when she enlisted, she was born in 1859 (source of this information to be confirmed)
She enlisted on September 24th, 1914 in Quebec, Quebec with the 2nd, Canadian General Hospital.
Height : 5′ 4″ Weight : 120 lbs. Religion : Baptist
On enlistment she was a widow.
Hospitalized for six weeks on May 28th, 1915 she had pain in both legs
She was still sick on August 10th, 1915 she received another one month for convalescence
She was awarded the Royal Red Cross 2nd class on June 3rd, 1916 (London Gazette 29608)
Posted at the Canadian Convalescent in Hillingdon on November 8th.
Admitted at the Canadian Convalescent Hillingdon on December 9th, 1916. Reported dangerously hill on admission. She died of a pneumonia on December 9th 1916 at the Canadian Convalescent Hillingdon at the age of 46.
Her medals along with the Memorial Plaque and Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to her mother Mary E. Trefry in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
She is buried in Uxbridge Cemetery (Hillingdon), Middlesex, United Kingdom.
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Pictures of Nursing Sister Tupper gravestone
Picture source – Veterans Affairs Canada website