The Brydons

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Harriet Brydon, R. N.

Harriet Brydon, R. N.

Female 1881 - 1962  (80 years)

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  • Name Harriet Brydon 
    Suffix R. N. 
    Born 20 Dec 1881  Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1901  Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 1915  Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She enlisted May 4, 1915 in Kingston, Ontario. She's a graduate nurse heading overseas in the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

      Her place of residence has been Kingston Ontario since at least Apr 22 1914 when Ellis Island records show her returning from Cuba.
    Died 3 Nov 1962  London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Johnson/Union Eramosa Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1565  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2015 

    Father Robert Brydon,   b. 9 May 1844, Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1924, Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Luttrell,   b. 19 Jan 1850, Kilberry, Athy, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1925, Guelph, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1876  Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1881 - Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Eramosa Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 1915 - Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1962 - London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Johnson/Union Eramosa Cemetery, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Harriet Brydon
    Harriet Brydon
    In nursing uniform, ca. 1905

    from The Wellington County Museum

    Documents
    Harriet Brydon enlists
    Harriet Brydon enlists

    Headstones
    Brydon
    Brydon
    Harriet Brydon Reg. N

    photo by Tom Brydon

    Histories
    Brydon signatures
    Brydon signatures
    Combined into one image from various documents, mostly WW1 attestation forms.

  • Notes 
    • 3,141 Canadian women volunteered to join the war effort for Canada. Most of these single women were high school graduates and carried nursing diplomas. An average age of 24 years old, many were sent overseas to areas such as Britain, France, Egypt and Greece.
      Under the Canadian military, the women were given the rank of Lieutenant. They were given the title of Nursing Sisters, similar in name only to the religious
      nurses' title. As Lieutenants, the women received generous pay and vacations. Of the 3141 nurses 46 died.

      for more read http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/nursing-sisters/index-e.html

      She was mentioned in despatches ...
      Supplement to the London Gaztte Dec 28 1917
      CANADIAN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. Nursing Service. Brydon, Nursing Sister Miss H.

      Other references to her...

      http://www.canadianletters.ca/cobourgLetter.php?letterid=4094
      August 13, 1915 From: Mary McNaughton, NURSING SISTER ENJOYS RIDE ON CAMELS
      A nurse from this district who is at Cairo with Queen's Stationary Hospital writes an interesting letter to friends in which she says: Captain Towers is one of our medical officers. He chaperoned Miss Brydon, Miss Armstrong and I out to the pyramids the other day. Of course we had a camel to take us around when we got there, and it was great fun getting on and off. We had our picture taken in front of the sphinx. They are very good but we only got two each as they are quite a large size....

      The Canadian Nurse vol.34, May 1938 ( http://www.archive.org/stream/thecanadiannurse34cnanuoft )
      "Miss Harriet Brydon has been admitted as nurse-in-charge at Digby."

      The Canadian Nurse vol.38, no. 2, Feb.1942 ( https://archive.org/details/thecanadiannurse38cnanuoft )
      Victorian Order of Nurses: Miss Reta Myers has been transferred from the Halifax staff to take charge of the branch in Digby, replacing Miss Harriet Brydon who has resigned.