CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Emma Gertrude Black

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
2nd Canadian General Hospital
Company:
Place of Birth:
Fort William, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Colin Black, Denham Court, 745 Jarvis St., Vancouver, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 7, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Quebec City, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 2 Inches
Chest:
33 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 771-49
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 2nd Canadian General Hospital
Nursing Sister Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Prince George (HS)

The HMCHS Prince George was a 307 foot steel vessel drafted into the Royal Canadian Navy on August 8, 1914.  At some point it was decided that Canada was not going to have a hospital ship and it was paid off on September 4, 1914 and returned to its owners.  Elizabeth Pierce, Anne Dover, Gertrude Black, Penelope Mellen, Mabel Lindsay, and Bessie Watson spent a short period of time in the navy before resuming their nursing career in the army.

Gertrude Black, born in Fort William, Ontario in 1887, left for overseas in April 1915, serving until August 1919.