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Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Date of Enlistment
Age at Enlistment
Place of Enlistment
Address at Enlistment
Next of Kin
Date of Death
Helen Hastings Perry
Canadian Army Medical Corps
September 27, 1887
March 5, 1918
American Red Cross Hospital, St. Katherine Lodge, Regents Park, London (five months)
5 feet, 4 ½ inches
Church of England
Albert Booth Perry, (Brother) Clyde Line SS Co., New York City, U.S.A.
August 28, 1919 (Discharged from St Anne de Bellevue Hospital, Montreal)
January 13, 1967
The Perry family of Albert and Mary Booth Perry lived in Yarmouth North, NS. Albert was born in Nova
Scotia (1854) and Mary Booth Perry was born in the United States (1860). The family eventually moved to
New York State, US. Helen Hastings Perry was born in Nova Scotia; however at the time of her enlistment
the family was living in the United States.
Prior to her enlistment with
the Canadian Army Medical Corps,
Helen was working as a nurse at
the American Red Cross Hospital,
St. Katherine Lodge, Regents Park,
London. On May 6, 1918, she was
taken on strength at CAMC
Shorncliffe as an applicant and
employed as a nursing sister (May
7, 1918) at
CAMC depot at Orpington. On
October 8, she was transferred to
the IODE Hospital for Officers,
In November, Nursing Sister
Perry became ill with influenza.
She recovered initially without
complications; however, in
December she again became ill
and was transferred, as a patient,
on December 12, 1918 to the
Canadian Red Cross Hospital at
Buxton, suffering from debility.
She remained there until January
8, 1919, and was transferred to
CAMC Casualty Company, London
for transfer to Canada. On March,
1919 sailed to Canada on the SS
In Canada, she was a patient at St Anne de Bellevue Hospital, Montreal, between March 23, 1919 and
August 29, 1919. She was discharged from military service on August 28, 1919.
On discharge, she went to the United States and lived with her mother in New York. In 1931, she
married George F. Conley and they lived in Lake Clear, New York for some thirty-nine years prior to her
death. She served as an office nurse for Doctors Warriner Woodruff and Carl Merkel.
She died at home on January 13, 1967, survived by her husband, George and her son George F.
Conley Jr. She is buried in St. John's Cemetery in Lake Clear, New York.
Library and Archives Canada
Nursing Sister, Helen Hastings Perry
American Red Cross Hospital, Regents Park, London
HM Hospital Ship Araguaya