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Lieutenant Eleanor Jean Thompson

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1888-12-02
Place of birth: Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada
Next of kin: Mrs. Alexander Thompson, Mother, Valleyfield, Quebec
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Graduate Nurse
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Address: 1465 rue St. Denis, Montreal, Quebec
Gender: female
Religion: Methodist

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

Lieutenant, No. 6 Canadian General Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Air Raid
Awards

Military Medal (Enemy Air Raid)
Description: For gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy air raid. Although injured by a falling beam, these sisters displayed great presence of mind in extinguishing overturned oil stoves, and later rendered valuable assistance in the removal of patients.

Date of citation: 1918-09-24
Source: London Gazette 9/24/18 Canadian Gazette 11/9/18 p. 1601

Comment: One of nine Military Medals awarded to Canadian Nursing Sisters. Meta Hodge was the other nursing sister referred to.The London Gazette entry can be found here.

Medaille des Epidemies en Bronze (France)
Date of citation: 1926-07-09
Source: 9 July 1926 LG7 August 1926 CG P. 418 
Comment: French Award

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 263940
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B9630-S055
Uploader's Notes: One of the nine Canadian Nursing sisters awarded the Military Medal
Uploader's Research notes: One of the nine Canadian Nursing sisters awarded the Military Medal

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-06-03
Last modified: 2007-05-30