CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Gladys Maude Mary Wake
Died: May 21, 1918

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
1st Canadian General Hospital
Company:
Place of Birth:
Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Gervas Fountayne Wake, Father, Compton Hill, Malvern, Worcestershire
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 13, 1883
Trade or Calling:
Graduate Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
London, England
Date of Enlistment:
January 10, 1916
Age at enlistment:
33
Height:
5 Feet 2 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Bombing of No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 19 May 1918.
Date of Death:
May 21, 1918
Age at Death:
35
Buried at:
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Plot:
XXVIII. L. 5.
Commemorated:
Memorial Plaque, St. Paul's, Esquimalt, British Columbia
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9989-48
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Canadian General Hospital

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.

 

TypeDateDescription
Newspaper Extract 7/13/1918 Canadian Nurses Heroic Under Fire