Nursing Sister Evelyn Verra McKay

Nursing Sister Evelyn Verra McKay served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. She is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. She was one of the few female casualties of war and a Memorial Cross, Memorial Plaque and Scroll were issued to her parents.

She was born on September 24th 1892 in Galt, Ontario.

Height : 5′ 9″     Weight: 160 lbs.        Religion:Presbyterian

She enlisted on November 6th, 1916 in London, Ontario.

Picture of Nursing Sister Evelyn Verra McKay (before the war)

Sailed to England on December 9th 1916 on board ship Missanabie. Arrived in London on December 19th.

She was transferred to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne on August 25th, 1917.

She entered the 3rd Canadian General Hospital (as a patient) on October 30th, 1918 (dangerously ill),

She died on November 4th from a broncho-pneumonia at the age of 26.

Her medals (British War Medal, Victory Medal)  and Memorial Cross were sent her mother, Sarah Mckay, 85 Rose street  in Galt, Ontario. The Memorial Plaque and Scroll were sent to her father Mark McKay.

If you know more information on this lady, please leave me message so I can add it to her small biography

Picture of Nursing Sister Evelyn Verra McKay gravestone

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Comments

  • davidunderdown95  On 2013/10/16 at 05:20

    Broncho-pneumonia at that date means that it’s highly likely she was a victim of the Spanish Flu pandemic

  • Robyn  On 2014/05/17 at 23:40

    Her proper middle name is Verrall.
    Great site.
    Robyn

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