Baldwin, Jessie Priscilla, Army Nurse: died 7 Feb., 1919, at Coblentz, Ger., of disease. Enr. 12 April, 1916, American Red Cross Nursing Service. Called into active service as Army Nurse 9 Feb., 1918, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. Served with Evacuation Hospital 4
and Base Hospital 7. Overseas 21 July, 1918.
Born 26 Jan., 1887, at Summerville, Pa., daughter of James (died 1924) and Mary Priscilla (Alexander, died 1888) Baldwin; sister of Caroline B. (wife of Malcolm M. Siar) of Summerville, Pa.
Nurse. Graduated 1 Jan., 1911, from Boston City Hospital. Credited to District of Columbia. Cited for bravery when hospital was shelled 2 Nov., 1918, at Fromereville, France.
Source : Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War.
Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War (Volume v.1) online, (page 76)
(Contributor: American Nurses Memorial, Bordeaux - France - firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Jessie died in Coblentz, Germany
The Director, Department of Nursing, Clara D. Noyes, RN, erected a flag in honor of the Heroic Women of the Red Cross. A single blue star represents the 19,877 Red Cross nurses who had been inactive duty with the Army and Navy Nurse Corps, and the Red Cross, overseas. In memory of the nurses who did not come home, 198 gold stars shine on this service flag. A gold star was sewn in for the memory of Jessie Baldwin, of Summerville, PA, who died in the line of duty, February 7, 1919, at Coblenz, Germany. The flag hung above the National Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
(Contributor: Kerry Szymanski )
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