Gladys Matheson

About Gladys Matheson's Active Service

  
               Nursing Sister Gladys Matheson (top row centre)
                        with her nursing colleagues, 1918

                        PAS Photo R-B11319-41.5 

  • After completing her nurse's training and working as a private nurse, Gladys Matheson enlisted for military service on May, 25, 1917, and departed with the 25th Draft on December 12, 1917, as a Lieutenant Nursing Sister.
  • Gladys arrived for duty on January 8, 1918, in Eastbourne, England, at the No. 14 Canadian General Hospital Operating Room.
  • On May 6, 1918, Gladys was ordered to serve at the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Boulogne, France. She was no longer in a hospital; the units were huts that were close to the front lines.
  • Although the war ended on November 11, 1918, Gladys served in France until May 24, 1919, nursing patients through the Spanish Flu epidemic after the War.
  • Upon her return to Canada, she served another year in Winnipeg at the Tuxedo Military Hospital.
  • Gladys was demobilized in July, 1920
Click here to learn more about Gladys Matheson's life.


PAS Photo R-B11319-37

 

Gladys's Diary Entries & Related Reminiscences

Click on a diary cover to open the diary entry and, in some cases, a related reminiscence.

                                                                     
  Dec 1917                           9-10 Jan 1918                        31 Jan 1918                          25 Mar 1918                            7-8 May 1918                      

   

                                                         
30 Jun - 1 Jul 1918                  1-2 Aug 1918                     17-18 Aug 1918                      4-5 Sept 1918

 

                                                                    
8-11 Sept 1918                     4-5 Oct 1918                        12-13 Oct 1918                        5-6 Nov 1918                       

 

                                                    
11-12 Nov 1918                  15-18 Nov 1918                   16-17 Feb 1919                    6-9 Mar 1919