CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Mary Irene Burns

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
8th Canadian General Hospital
Company:
Place of Birth:
Woodstock, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Dr. R. N. Burns, Brother, Shipley Court, Corner Portage Ave. & Furby St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
Shipley Court, Corner Portage Ave. & Furby St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth:
March 6, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Trained Nurse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
London, England
Date of Enlistment:
June 27, 1918
Age at enlistment:
35
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
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 1305-39
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 8th Canadian General Hospital

Served as a Nursing Sister with Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service ( QAIMNS ).

The following is a transcription of handwritten notes regarding her previous service which appeared on her attestation.  Some of the names are difficult to interpret.  The original may be viewed through the link on this record:

  • Valletta (sp?) Hospital Malta - May to Nov. 1915.
  • Hamrun (sp?) Officers Hospital - Nov. 1915 to Feb. 1916.
  • No. 5 General Hospital, France - 1916 - 10 months.
  • No. 20 Casualty Clearing Station, France - 6 months.
  • No. 8 General Hospital, France - 8 months 1917 & 1918.