CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Bessie Irene Beyer

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Company:
Place of Birth:
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Fred Beyer, Mother, 40 D? St., St. Catharines, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
40 D? St., St. Catharines, Ontario
Date of Birth:
September 26, 1891
Trade or Calling:
Trained Nurse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
London, England
Date of Enlistment:
June 17, 1918
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Baptist
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:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 713-15
Research Notes
LAC originally had her surname indexed as "Beyes".  A correction note was sent to LAC asking them to look at the spelling of her surname (Feb. 2010) as it appeared that it should be spelled "Beyer".   As of April 2011, LAC revised her surname to "Beyer".  (M. Pirie)
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian Army Medical Corps

A working uniform belonging to a Nursing Sister Bessie Irene Dwyer, also from Smith's Falls, is held in the collections of the Canadian War Museum - online image.    It appears that Dwyer may be her married name as the other details provided in the uniform description match up. 

Previous service with Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service ( QAIMNS ). 

This attestation has details for the previous military service in France by this Nursing Sister.  Chronological order is not indicated:

  • No. 36 Casualty Clearing Station (CCS), France - 2 months.
  • No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station, France - 4 months.
  • No. 2 Stationary Hospital, France - 9 months.
  • No 14 General Hospital, France, 3 months.