CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Elsie Dorothy Collis

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Company:
Place of Birth:
Harpenden, Bedfordshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
Mary Collis, 725 Esquimalt Rd., Victoria, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
July 1, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Professional Nurse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
London, England
Date of Enlistment:
September 15, 1915
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
40 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
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:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1886-35
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian Army Medical Corps

Attestation approved by ? Macdonald, Matron-in-chief, for D.M.S., Canadian Contingents.

Birth year unconfirmed

Nursing Sister Mary Ethel Morrison kept a photo album which became the subject of a book entitled Battlefront Nurses in WWI, written by her niece. She included information from the wartime diary of NS Elsie Dorothy Collis in this publication:

Battlefront Nurses in WW I
Author: Maureen Duffus
Published 2009, Victoria, BC
ISBN 978-0-9733809-1-0
168 pages
A diary, a memoir & photo albums from two British Columbia Nursing Sisters.

Nursing Sisters of British Columbia

Daily Colonist:

Born May 11, 1892 at Victoria, BC, w/o H Percy Collis, daughter.

Feb. 4, 1917, 16 - photo, Nursing Sister E. D. Collis, eldest d/o Mr. & Mrs. H. P. Collis, Esquimalt, and sister of Flt. Sub-Lieut. D. P. Collis, RFC, writes of elaborate arrangements carried out by No. 5 base hospital... 

Mar. 5, 1919, 5 - photo/Capt. Douglas Percy Collis, RAF, s/o Mrs. Collis, Victoria West, home on 3 months leave.  Is Flt.-Commander, and had been taken POW by Germans.  A sister, who had been nursing in France for a year, is now at Shorncliffe.