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Name Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Enlistment Age at Enlistment Place of Enlistment Address at Enlistment Previous Experience Trade Religion Next of Kin Discharged Date of Death
Helen Hastings Perry Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps September 27, 1887 Yarmouth, NS March 5, 1918 30 London England Yarmouth, NS American Red Cross Hospital, St. Katherine Lodge, Regents Park, London (five months) Height: 5 feet, 4 ½ inches Complexion: Medium Eyes: Grey Hair: Brown Weight: 130 lbs Nurse 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, London. 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 Araguaua. 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. Sources: Library and Archives Canada
Nursing Sister, Helen Hastings Perry
American Red Cross Hospital, Regents Park, London
HM Hospital Ship Araguaya