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Lieutenant Ruth Marie Craig

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1892-06-17
Place of birth: Brightside, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Jane Craig, Mother, 326 Main Street, Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Nurse
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Address: 326 Main Street, Toronto, Ontario
Gender: female
Religion: Presbyterian

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant, No. 16 Canadian General Hospital, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).
  2. Lieutenant, French Flag Nursing Corps, French Flag Nursing Corps (French Army).
Degree of service: Great Britain
Survived war: yes

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 123550
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B2104-S051
Uploader's Notes: Nursing Sister Ruth Marie Craig served at the Canadian Special Hospital, Lenham, Kent. She was S.O.S. on May 2nd, 1919, and transferred to No. 16 Canadian (Ont) General Hospital, Orpington. War Diary Entry. Miss Craig is the only daughter of Andrew Forrest Craig and Jane Craig (nee Barr) of Brightside and is a graduate of the Western Hospital of Toronto. Miss Craig went to France in May of 1916 with the French Flag Nursing Corps. They were sent by the Canadian National Association of Trained Nurses and their service might be called voluntary as they received only a small remuneration. Before leaving this unit of nurses were taught the French language and infinite trouble was taken to accumulate a vocabulary of words and phrases which would be most likely to be required. The time for teaching was short and it was a case of learning what would be most needed. Besides this, a little booklet of words and phrases with their translation into French was prepared and through the generosity of John Ross Robertson these have been printed and given not only to the nurses for the French but to all Canadian nurses in military service.On 14 November 1919, in Toronto, Ruth married Charles William Torrance. Born in Rat Portage (later renamed Kenora) in northwestern Ontario, Charles was the son of William and Sophia (nee Johnston) Torrance. A physician, Charles served overseas with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Ruth and Charles were to make Binscarth, Manitoba their home. Ruth died in 1981
Uploader's Research notes: Nursing Sister Ruth Marie Craig served at the Canadian Special Hospital, Lenham, Kent. She was S.O.S. on May 2nd, 1919, and transferred to No. 16 Canadian (Ont) General Hospital, Orpington. War Diary Entry. Miss Craig is the only daughter of Andrew Forrest Craig and Jane Craig (nee Barr) of Brightside and is a graduate of the Western Hospital of Toronto. Miss Craig went to France in May of 1916 with the French Flag Nursing Corps. They were sent by the Canadian National Association of Trained Nurses and their service might be called voluntary as they received only a small remuneration. Before leaving this unit of nurses were taught the French language and infinite trouble was taken to accumulate a vocabulary of words and phrases which would be most likely to be required. The time for teaching was short and it was a case of learning what would be most needed. Besides this, a little booklet of words and phrases with their translation into French was prepared and through the generosity of John Ross Robertson these have been printed and given not only to the nurses for the French but to all Canadian nurses in military service.On 14 November 1919, in Toronto, Ruth married Charles William Torrance. Born in Rat Portage (later renamed Kenora) in northwestern Ontario, Charles was the son of William and Sophia (nee Johnston) Torrance. A physician, Charles served overseas with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Ruth and Charles were to make Binscarth, Manitoba their home. Ruth died in 1981

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2008-08-24
Last modified: 2022-01-08