Nursing Sister Gladys Maude Mary Wake

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
1st Canadian General Hospital
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
January 10, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
33
Enlisted at:
London, England
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
Graduate Nurse
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
May 21, 1918
Age at Death:
35
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Bombing of No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 19 May 1918.
Burial:
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Plot:
XXVIII. L. 5.
Commemorated:
Memorial Plaque, St. Paul's, Esquimalt, British Columbia
 
Date of Birth:
December 13, 1883
Next of Kin:
Gervas Fountayne Wake, Father, Compton Hill, Malvern, Worcestershire
Place of Birth:
Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Church of England
Height:
5 Feet 2 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^ra9989-48
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister
Canadian Army Medical Corps
1st Canadian General Hospital
Awards and Decorations
Notes

Daughter of Gervas Fountayne Wake and Amy Rosamond Wake, of Compton Hill, Malvern, Worcestershire.  Born at Esquimault, British Columbia.

Died of wounds sustained when German airships bombed  the 1st Canadian General Hospital at Etaples 19 May 1918.  She died of burns during the two hour raid.  66 patients and staff (including two other nurses) died as a result of this raid.

Photograph of Gladys M. M. Wake.

Further information about the Nursing Sisters of British Columbia.

 

Research Notes

There is a link to another picture of her funeral (from LAC) at:

Funeral of NS Wake

Also, CVM photo collection including an account of her death:

NS Wake