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Nursing Sister Beatrice Vidal – UPDATED

Nursing sister Beatrice H Vidal served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War One. She is entitled to the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

She was born in Quebec City, Quebec on August 6th, 1874

She was the third wife of General Beaufort Henry Vidal. He died in March 2nd 1908. When the general son’s, Maurice Henry Vidal, enlisted at the end of September 1915, he gave her mother-in-law as his next-of-kin. Her address was 190 Cobourg, Ottawa, Ontario

She enlisted on April 16th, 1916 in Taplow, England

Height: 5′ 1″             Weight: 110 lbs.       Religion: Roman Catholic

Eyes: blue                  hair: fair

She gave her son-in-law, Maurice Henry Vidal, as her relation (not a next-of-kin). He was her deceased husband child. She was a Nursing Sister with the CAMC in Canada on enlistment.

To be home Sister on February 9th, 1916

Daughter: Madame J. A. LeRoyer, 78 Malborough, Ottawa, Ontario

She proceeded to France on March 3rd, 1917

She was posted with the 6th Canadian General Hospital on March 6th.

She was admitted at the 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital (neurasthenia) in Abbeville on May 9th

She transferred to the 14th Canadian General Hospital on May 10th.

She returned to England on May 18th

She was admitted at the Q.A.I.M.N.S. Hospital (debility) 71 Vincent Square on May 19th.  She was discharged from hospital on May 26th.

Maurice Henry Vidal was killed on July 29th. He was serving with the Canadian Army Service Corps

She sailed from England on HMTS Justicia on September 13th. She disembarked on September 25th.

She was discharged on January 31st, 1918 (Medically unfit). Her medical reports from that period reveal that she was underweight and was not able to get back to her normal weight.

She died on September 15th, 1923 at St-Luke Hospital in Ottawa fo gastro-intestinal intoxication

Her British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll were sent to her daughter on Malborough Avenue in Ottawa. No one is entitled to the Memorial Cross.


Memorial Plaque to Beatrice H Vidal

Memorial Plaque to Maurice Vidal

Private Robert Vadeboncoeur

Private Robert Vadeboncoeur served during WW1 in the 14th battalion Royal Montreal Regiment Canadian Expeditionary Forces. He was entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistement number was 3162802

Although the 22nd battalion is known as the famous Vandoos, the French-Canadian unit, the 14th was actually the first unit to employ French-Canadian as a group. The 14th battalion was the only bilingual unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during WW1. “G” and “H” company were French-Canadian and it’s probably in one of those two companies in which Private Vadeboncoeur served in.

Born on March 18th, 1895 in La Baie, Yamaska County, Quebec

Religion : Roman Catholic       Status : Single        Height : 5′ 5″

Eyes : Blue   Hair : Pale     Weight :  142 lbs    Trade : Labourer

Name of his father : Omer Vadeboncoeur

Address : La Baie, Yamaska County, Quebec

Enlisted in Montreal on June 6th, 1918 in the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment. He was a conscript.

Sailed to England on June 26th on board HMS Oxfordshire. Arrived in England on July 15th.

Admitted at the 12th Canadian General Hospital for the flu from October 7th to the 22nd.

Transferred with the 14th battalion on November 7th. Sent to France on November 8th, just 3 days before the end of the war.

Admitted at the 1st Canadian Field Ambulance for contusion at the foot from December 13th to the 15th, 1918

Transferred in England on January 3rd 1919.

Embarked in Liverpool, England on the SS Belgic on February 23rd, 1919. Arrived in Halifax on March 2nd. He was on the same ship as Jack Wilson.

Demobilised in Montreal on March 25th.

In 1973 he was still alive, he made a request to Veterans affairs, probably to get have access to some medical services.

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Sergeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan

Sergeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1 and the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW2. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal, Victory Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (no clasp) and the War Medal 1939-1945.

Born on February 27th 1891 in Portsmouth, England

Religion : Church of England    Status : Single      Hair: Light Brown

Eyes : Brown               Weight : 111 lbs          Height : 5′ 3″

Name of his mother : E. M. Hill Address : Great Yarmouth, England

March 31st 1901 United Kingdom census

He was living with his parent on Cornery Lane in Enderby, Leicester, England


Enlisted on March 6th, 1915 in Montreal, with the 3rd Canadian General Hospital – Canadian Army Medical Corps.  His enlistment number is 467

May 6th : Unit paraded outside the barrack and embarked on SS Metagama. They anchored in front of Quebec city that night

May 15th : Ship docked at Devonport and they reached Moore’s Barracks the next day

June 14th : Unit started loaded the train and they arrived in Southampton the next day. They embarked on the ship Huanchoco and arrived in Boulogne, France on June 18th

June 18th : Unit arrived in Dannes-Camiers

August 7th : Hospital became operational and they received their first patient at 6:00 p.m.

November 15th : Proceeded on leave. Returned on November 28th

January 11th, 1916 : The hospital moved to Jesuit’s college in Boulogne, France

May 30th : Appointed lance/corporal

October 31st : Reverted to the rank of private when on active service neglect of duty

March 3rd, 1917 : Granted Good conduct badge

November 11th : Transferred to the Canadian Army Dental Corps

January 1st, 1918 : Promoted sergeant

May 5th, 1919 : Proceeded to England. The 3 C.G.H. left France on May 23rd

June 25th : Unit embarked on SS Caronia in Liverpool. Arriving in Halifax on July 2nd, entrained and reached Montreal on July 4th

August 19th : Demobilized in Montreal, Quebec

Pictures of Serjeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan WW1

1920 : Married Annie May Michael in Montreal

Serjeant Arthur Cecil Vaughan wedding paper


February 5th, 1940 : Enlisted in the 4th Coy Canadian Dental Corps (probably in Montreal) – Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. His enlistment number was D 105060

February 12th : Promoted acting corporal

February 19th : Promoted sergeant

June 16th : Taken on strength with the 14th General Hospital in Montreal

May 7th, 1941 : Transfer to CDC Sun Life building, Montreal, Quebec

September 6th : Awarded the ribbon for the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

June 26th, 1945 : Discharged

Picture of a WW2 Canadian Army Dental Corps Armband

From 1946 until 1951 he is listed in Lovell’s Montreal directory as a dental technician living at 2273 Souvenir avenue

March 20th, 1957 : He requested a certificate of service and he was living at 25 Castor street, Ottawa, Ontario

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