Marie Fedora Proulx (1885-?) was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec. A registered nurse, she enlisted as a nursing sister in Montreal on March 17, 1915, at the age of 29. During the First World War she served with the No. 4 Canadian Stationary Hospital and other units in England and France. She married after the war and resided in Antwerp, Belgium.
Service Record Details
Date of Birth: September 21, 1885 (Sherbrooke, Quebec)
Date of Attestation: March 17, 1915 (Montreal, Quebec)
Age at Enlistment: 29 years, 6 months
Height: 5 feet, 6 inches
Weight: 142 pounds (upon leaving service)
Description: Dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair. Roman Catholic.
Details of Family: Brother, Oscar Proulx, living in Bramptonville, Quebec.
Next of Kin: Oscar Proulx (brother)
Branch of Service: Canadian Army Medical Corps
Theatre of War: England, France
Casualties / Medical History
Interesting Details from the Service Record
- August to September 1915 – Proulx's expenses for travel between England and France, including hotel accommodations, are recorded. (Page 45)
- September 1916 – A portion of her assigned pay is to be sent to her guardian, Romeo Brassard, at Collège Sacré-Coeur, Victoriaville, Quebec. (Page 24)
- February 21, 1919 to March 13, 1919 – For three weeks she is on command at the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital in Basingstoke, England. (Page 5)
- March 13, 1919 – She sails back to Canada on the SS Arctic. (Page 5)
- January 16, 1920 - Once back in Canada, she is awarded a medal by France: the Médaille des Épidémies "en argent" (in silver). (Page 5)
- March 27, 1920 – Her Certificate of Service indicates that she was she was struck off strength due to demobilization on April 1, 1919. (Page 12)
- April 1, 1919 – After the war she intends to reside in "Markardville, BC". (Page 10)
- October 16, 1921 – She marries Émile Benoit and takes his surname. Her latest address is listed as 466 Rue Milis, Antwerp, Belgium. (Page 21)
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