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Lieutenant Mary Meta Hodge

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1882-01-28
Place of birth: Clontibret, County Monaghan, Ireland
Next of kin: Robert Hodge, [father], 255 Simcoe St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Professional Nurse
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Address: Same as next of kin
Gender: female
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1954-06-19

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

Lieutenant, Canadian Army Medical Corps, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Enemy Air Raid on No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, France, May 30th, 1918 - wounded.
Commemoration location: Military Medal
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 9/24/18Canadian Gazette 11/9/18 p. 1601
Comment: One of 9 Military Medals awarded to Canadian Nursing Sisters. Eleanor Jean Thompson was the other nursing sister referred to.The London Gazette entry can be found here.

Images

Nursing Sister Meta Hodge awarded Military Medal, 1918.
Nursing Sister Meta Hodge awarded Military Medal, 1918.

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 462628
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B4406-S039
Uploader's Notes: Summary of Toronto Star article entitled "Sister Hodge Wins M.M.", published November 1st, 1918. See attached image for full article with a photo of NS Hodge.article about NS Hodge captioned "Brave Woman Carried Wounded from Burning Building Until She Collapsed."on May 30th, 1918, No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, France, was bombed. Sister Hodge with another sister "...removed the patients out of their ward from the burning building, until Sister Hodge became so badly wounded she was rendered unconscious."Hodge was the daughter of Mrs. S. Hodge and the late Robert Hodge of Winnipeg. She was born in Ireland. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital.Two brothers, H. B. Hodge of Wycliffe College and Robert S. Hodge of Winnipeg, gave their lives in December 1915.
Uploader's Research notes: Summary of Toronto Star article entitled "Sister Hodge Wins M.M.", published November 1st, 1918. See attached image for full article with a photo of NS Hodge.article about NS Hodge captioned "Brave Woman Carried Wounded from Burning Building Until She Collapsed."on May 30th, 1918, No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, France, was bombed. Sister Hodge with another sister "...removed the patients out of their ward from the burning building, until Sister Hodge became so badly wounded she was rendered unconscious."Hodge was the daughter of Mrs. S. Hodge and the late Robert Hodge of Winnipeg. She was born in Ireland. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital.Two brothers, H. B. Hodge of Wycliffe College and Robert S. Hodge of Winnipeg, gave their lives in December 1915.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-09-01
Last modified: 2014-06-18