Sister Sadie St. Germain, Cdn.A.M.C.

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by Tonym, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I have discovered a photograph, on a Canadian Expeditionary Force tribute web page. of the grave of the above Nursing Sister with details of her service. I had no record of tthis unfortunate lady who died on 3rd May 1923 but has an official CWGC headstone suggesting that she died from a war cause.

    I have searched Geoff's Search Engine and the CWGC site for a Memorial Certificate but have found no reference to her so before I go to CWGC would any member have any suggestions?

    Tony

    st. GERMAIN, C.A.M.C..JPG


    P.S. Just realised that I have posted on WW2 Talk. Still, I get better results here.
     
  2. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Found a few things for you. Joined up in Aug? 1916 by the looks of it. Wonder if there are war diaries for the CAMC around that time? I wonder if she had been exposed to gas or smoke?
     

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  3. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Amberdog

    Interesting! Details suggest that is was a war cause

    Tony
     
  4. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

  5. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    amberdog

    Thanks for the thought but I did find those bits

    Tony
     
  6. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Hi Tony, I suspected you may have seen the previous article. I find her obit. surprising as her death is expressed as sudden, but her death entry states the tubercle and the hardening of the arteries she had for 3 years? I take it her post mortem linked the cause back to her service days. She is linked to a private tree on Ancestry but they haven't been on line in 5 months there. Are Canadian service records available on line?
     

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  7. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  8. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    amberdog

    quote "sudden, but her death entry states the tubercle and the hardening of the arteries she had for 3 years? I take it her post mortem linked the cause back to her service days"

    I did note that entry on the report so I may still query with CWGC. Not sure about Canadian Service Records wil have to check.

    Wills

    Thanks for the thought but I don't think the diary lists will be of any assistance and her service details I did have.

    Tony
     
  9. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    If you aren't already aware -

    Have a look on Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group - CEFSG - Canadian equivalent to UK Great War Forum - GWF.

    Sorry don't have It skills to post a link.

    There are nursing threads on the site and I have found members to be very knowledgeable and helpful.

    Steve Y
     
  10. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Thanks Steve

    Will have a look

    Tony
     

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