CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Marguerite Ashley

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton
Company:
Place of Birth:
Brockville, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Harry Livingstone, Sister, 17 Edgar Av., Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
52 William St., Kingston, Ontario
Date of Birth:
June 22, 1889
Trade or Calling:
Nurse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Kingston, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
January 6, 1916
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 267-5
Research Notes
Researched by M. I. Pirie
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton

CANADIAN RED CROSS SPECIAL HOSPITAL, BUXTON, Derbyshire, England

Nursing Sister Marguerite Ashley appears to have served at Buxton.  

For example, this page for a diary entry dated April 17th, 1916 reports "The next addition to the Staff was the transfer of five Nursing Sisters who at once took over the organization of the ward equipment.  These Ladies were Nursing Sisters, J. A. McNulty, W. Dowding, M. Ashley, A. E. Gregory, and V. A. Sewell, and they also took over the work of stamping, and sewing in silk the name of the Hospital on all linen that had to that time been delivered."

This diary page for June 17th, 1916 reports that Nursing Sister Ashley was recalled to her Unit who are proceeding overseas.  Link to entry.  

It is worthwhile to check all the diary pages for the Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton, to look at Nursing Sister Ashley's career at this hospital.  The diary pages may be accessed at the following links:


War diaries - Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton

War diaries - Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton, 1917-1919

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From the Toronto Star, published April 21, 1919:

Nursing Sister Marguerite Ashley has returned from service overseas and will be the guest of her sister, Mrs. H. E. Livingstone, 17 Edgar avenue, for a while.  Nursing Sister Ashley has seen over three years' service in France and England, having gone overseas with Queen's College unit early in 1916.