CEF Award Detail

Nursing Sister Mary Meta Hodge

Military Medal

Regimental Number:
NA
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Unit:
Enlistment Date:
March 26, 1917
Date of Birth:
January 28, 1882
Date of Death:
June 19, 1954
Action:
Enemy Air Raid
Date of Award:
Citation:
For gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy air raid. Although injured by a falling beam, these sisters displayed great presence of mind in extinguishing overturned oil stoves, and later rendered valuable assistance in the removal of patients.
Date of Citation:
September 24, 1918
Citation Source:

London Gazette 9/24/18

Canadian Gazette 11/9/18 p. 1601

Award exists:
Unknown
Award location:
Award comments:

One of 9 Military Medals awarded to Canadian Nursing Sisters.

Eleanor Jean Thompson was the other nursing sister referred to.

The London Gazette entry can be found here.

Soldier Notes:

Summary of Toronto Star article entitled "Sister Hodge Wins M.M.", published November 1st, 1918.  See attached image for full article with a photo of NS Hodge.

  • article about NS Hodge captioned "Brave Woman Carried Wounded from Burning Building Until She Collapsed."
  • on May 30th, 1918, No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, France, was bombed.  Sister Hodge with another sister "...removed the patients out of their ward from the burning building, until Sister Hodge became so badly wounded she was rendered unconscious."
  • Hodge was the daughter of Mrs. S. Hodge and the late Robert Hodge of Winnipeg.  She was born in Ireland.  She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital.
  • Two brothers, H. B. Hodge of Wycliffe College and Robert S. Hodge of Winnipeg, gave their lives in December 1915.

 

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