Josephine F. Glass - Nursing Sister WW1


From London.





RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3577 - 60

Attestation for Can overseas expeditionary Force

Born in Tillsonburg Jul 3 1886

Parents Mr & Mrs. ?. F. Class now in London Jct. On.

Graduate nurse

May 11 1915

28 years 10 months

5’5”, fair complexion Blue eyes, dark brown hair, scar on left cheek


Declared Fit same day in London England to CAMC

Chronological Order of Service

Note that the publishing date of the newspapers could be out as much as month from the actual date of the event.



April 22, 1915 Tillsonburg Observer

Miss Josephine F. Glass, daughter of S. Frank Glass, MP for East Middlesex. She has been for a year and a half on the staff of nurses of the Toronto Board of Education has volunteered her services to the department of militia for service in the overseas contingent,, and has been accepted. She will be a nursing sister, with rank of lieutenant, and with some 50 other Canadian girls will likely leave for the front as quickly as their equipment can be made ready. Miss Glass graduated from the Clifton Springs NY Training School of Nurses in 1910

May 11 enlists in England - Goes to France and at Rouen and Etaples but we don’t know what unit or dates

1916 - Still in France and at Rouen and Etaples but we don’t know what unit or dates

1917 - On Furlough in Canada, presume she goes back to same units?

Jan 4, 1917

NS Josephine Glass, daughter of S. Frank Glass, MP of London has returned home on furlough after serving with the CAMC for 21 months, a great portion of the time being in the hospitals at Etaples and Rouen. France.


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