CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Bessie Long Colter

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Company:
Place of Birth:
Keswick, York Co., New Brunswick
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mr. W. S. Colter, Father, Burtts Corner, Route 3, York Co., New Brunswick
Address at Enlistment:
The Dorchester, Dorchester St., Montreal, Quebec
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1874
Trade or Calling:
Graduate Nurse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
December 24, 1916
Age at enlistment:
42
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Church of England
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 1891-27
Research Notes

No 8 Canadian Stationary Hospital War Diary

N/S O.M. Rogan Personal Diary

1901 Census of Canada: Bright, York, New Brunswick

1881 Census of Canada

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian Army Medical Corps
Bessie Colter, daughter of Samuel William Colter and Annie Elizabeth Long, was initially attached to No 9 General Hospital (Shorncliffe) after arriving in England . In November 1917 she was temporarily attached to No 4 Canadian General Hospital to await embarkation to France with No 8 Canadian Stationary Hospital. She was with the unit when it arrived in France in December 1917 at Camiers. She was also with the unit when it was set up in Charmes in April 1918. In July 1918 after becomiing ill she was evacuated to a Base Hospital in Boulgne and SOS.