Nursing Sister Bertha Evelyn McDonald served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is not entitled to any military medal.
She was born on March 3rd, 1895 in Alexandria, Ontario
She was hospitalised at Laurentide Sanatorium in Sainte Agathe, Quebec from April 1st to April 30th, 1918.
Her enlistement papers show that she joined the CEF on September 18, 1918 in Montreal, Quebec.
Height: 5′ 4″ Weight:122 lbs. Religion:Roman Catholic
Her address 112 Saint-Luc Street, Montreal, Quebec
She was declared medically unfit on January 6th, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec.
She was hospitalised for influenza at Montreal General Hospital in April 1919 following which was marked debility.
She was hospitalised at Sainte Anne de Bellevue Hospital from May 2nd to June 2nd, 1919.
She was hospitalised again at Sainte Anne de Bellevue Hospital from June 18th to June 27th, 1919.
She was declared medically unfit and demobilised on July 28th, 1919.
Because she never left Canada, she did not receive any military medal for her service
In two places in her WW1 file it is stated that her military service began near May 1917 but her certificate of service date her appointing as nursing sister as September 18th, 1918 but she was hospitalised in a military hospital before that date.
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Inscription on her gravestone
1917-1919 C.A.M.C. – SISTER – W.W.1
IN LOVING MEMORY OF BERTHA E. MACDONALD
DAUGHTER OF DR D. D. MACDONALD
CATHERINE MACDONNELL SPOUSE OF CHARLES KERR
SCOTT E. BIRD
BORN ALEXANDRIA MAY 3 1894
DIED – OTTAWA DEC 16 1973
MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE
BLESSED ARE THEY THAT PUT
THEIR TRUST IN HIM