Women Who Gave Their Lives

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Several hundred American women lost their lives in WWI

    Army Nurse Edith Ayers, Attica, Ohio. Killed May 20 1917 in an accident aboard the USS Mongolia, enroute to France.

    Army Nurse Helen Burnet Wood, Evanston, Ill. Also killed aboard the USS Mongolia.

    YMCA Volunteer Marion G. Crandall, Alameda, California, killed by enemy shell in March 1918 at Ste. Menehould, France.

    YMCA Volunteer Winona Martin, Rockville Center, N.Y. killed in a Paris air raid in March 1918.

    American Red Cross Worker Ruth Landon, NYC, New York, killed by a shell fired on St Gervais Church, Paris, France, March 1918.

    One hundred and eleven Army Nurses died overseas and one hundred and eighty six died stateside, all while serving their country in WWI.

    Twenty two or more U.S. Navy Yeoman (F) died during the World War.

    Twenty seven Navy Nurse Corps women died while serving as Dieticians, telephone operators, YMCA volunteers, Red Cross and Salvation Army women, and women in military intelligence also lost their lives.
  2. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    USS Mongolia

    In 1917 she became an armoured troopship for the US Navy. When the United States entered WW I on April 6, 1917 there were 403 Army nurses on active duty including 170 reserve nurses who had been assigned to duty with Gen. John J. Pershing's 1916 expedition on the Mexican border. One month later on 8-19 May 1917, six base hospitals with more than 400 Army nurses sailed on 5 transport ships for France for service with the British Expeditionary Forces. Edith Ayers and Helen Wood, nurses with Base Hospital 12 from Chicago, were killed en route when a ship’s gun exploded aboard their transport ship, the USS Mongolia.

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