Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Ottawans with the British Red Cross 1914-18

A database of over 90,000 people who volunteered for the British Red Cross, 1914-18 was recently added to Findmypast.
You don't need Findmypast access to benefit; all the information is at the Red Cross site.
Searching Locations/Hospitals I was surprised to find 47 women, no men, who crossed the Atlantic but gave an Ottawa address, frequently more an one. The basic information for them is tabulated below ordered alphabetically by surname. Are any of them in your family tree?  Go back and search in the database to view a linked original page image that includes the home address.

FULL NAMEENLISTMENT DATEAGE WHEN ENLISTED
MRS MAZIE BIRD16/09/191825
MISS ALICE HARIETT BRAY30/09/191623
MRS ETHEL GORDON BROWN09/05/191748
MISS MARION CALHOUN01/10/191834
MISS HELEN MURIEL CARTER12/04/191823
MISS MARY LOUISE CHARLESON20/07/191732
MISS HESTER COSSAR12/04/191837
MRS EDITH NAOMI WHEELER DAWSON29/12/191731
MRS PATRICIA DAWSON12/12/191724
MRS VERA WATERS DICKSON15/04/191828
MRS ALICE DOBSON08/11/191728
MISS GEORGETTE DUFOUR23/10/191624
MISS ESTHER LAURA GIBSON26/11/191725
MISS HELEN MARGUERITE GRANT01/10/191625
MISS ALICE S HOUSTON30/09/191638
MISS MARIAN GLADYS HUMPHRYS30/09/191625
MISS EDNA LOUISE JOHNSON30/09/191637
MISS MARGARET CLARE KINGSTON01/10/191836
MISS ADA MARY LEE04/191630
MISS ELIZABETH EWING SCOTT MACFARLANE12/04/191833
MISS BETTY MASSON01/10/191624
MISS MARION MAY01/12/191732
MISS JESSIE M. MCLACHLIN25/12/1916
MISS LAURA JANE MULVAUGH12/04/191826
MRS MARY ALLISON O'HALLORAN01/10/191623
MISS SARAH EVELYN OLIVER12/04/191823.5
MISS. CATHERINE SISTER O'NEIL21/05/1915
MRS LILIAN MARY O'NEILL20/07/191730
MISS ETHYLE PETERS15/04/191830
MISS MARY ANNA ELIZABETH PHILLIPS20/07/191735
MRS LEONORA POWELL24/07/191823
MRS MURIEL STUART ROBINSON15/04/191826
MISS KATE ROE01/10/191829
MISS LOUISE DE SALABERRY12/04/191823
MISS ELLEN BEATRICE SCOBIE01/10/191626
MRS EVA OLIVE SCRIVENS12/04/191823
MRS JANE ANNIE SPENCER10/1915
MISS JANET WILHELMINA STEWART24/07/191731
MISS FRIEDA ROBERTA STOTHERS01/10/191824
MISS LAURA RAY STOTHERS01/10/191830
MISS KATHERINE ROSANNA SYMES01/10/191834
MISS FLORENCE THOMPSON18/04/191831
MISS MURIEL HAZELWOOD STOWE WAINWRIGHT19/07/191728
MISS FLORENCE WATTS25/10/1914
MISS LOLA CLARABUT WILSON20/07/191730
MISS LORENA MONTAGUE YORKE30/09/191628
MISS WINIFRED VAN ALLEN PHILLIPS YOUNG12/04/191828

1 comment:

Anne Sterling said...

YES, MARION MAY. She was daughter of William Cheney May and Susan Margaret STOREY May(1859-1953) I recall that she was later a head nurse at the Civic. Marion was 2nd cousin to my grandmother, Alice Storey. Marion's brother Frances Loren May is listed on the family tombstone in Beechwood as having died in 1916 WWI. He is on the wall at Ypres. Another brother enlisted I think.
William Cheney May and his brother ran a family harness/leather business started by their father. William's large family home at 155 Gilmour has recently been renovated.
Anne Sterling