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Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 2:37AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi there,

Need help please with a list of military hospitals that were active during the first world war in Ottawa, Ontario precisely. To clarify, my grandmother was told she was born in a military hospital in Ottawa and was given a series of numbers and letters which I conveniently don't have. However, my aunt remembers the first three letters were possibly 'RCF'. Interesting, right?! Anybody who can help...please do! Also, apparently a fire damaged the hospital and thus "destroyed" her birth record. The latter part I don't believe seeing as my grandmother may have had a different father than what she was told. Perhaps just a cover up?

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 3:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Maybe RCH150? Royal Columbian Hospital in Ottawa

http://rch150.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/royal-columbian-milit...

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 5:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hmmm...it seems like a possibility. Perhaps u have hit on something! Thank-you!!!

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 8:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Oh darn I just realized that the Royal Columbian was in Vancouver...I think???

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 8:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, you might be right...the article spoke so much about Ottawa that I glossed right over Vancouver. ;o(

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 9:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Awww thanks for helping though...at least my search is narrow...i'm looking for a hospital that is a miltary hospital and that burnt down lol.

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 1 May 2012 1:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
I give up, can't find any mention of RCF, although RFC is/was Royal Flying Corp. There was one picture of the inside of a Hospital ward that was labeled RFC Canada Hosp Ward but it didn't give any indication of where it was located. But maybe its RFC that you're looking for. I hate an unsolved mystery!

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 2 May 2012 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
if you are comfortable with it, maybe start from square 1. What is your grandmother's name, DOB, parents, place of birth (country or locale is good) and if she had any siblings close in age. Timelines are very helpful...

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 2 May 2012 12:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Rideau Military Hospital was active in the 40s, not sure if it was during WW1.

Re: Canadian Military Hospital Identification (Need help!)

Posted: 2 May 2012 1:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 May 2012 2:28PM GMT
http://luxexumbra.blogspot.com/2011/06/cse-facilities-rideau...


"CBNRC’s (CSE’s) second headquarters was in a former convent that had been used as a military hospital during the Second World War.

The building was built by the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa (the Grey Nuns) in 1915 and served as their novitiate until 1941, when it was converted for use as the Rideau Military Hospital."


Possibly the Nuns took in unwed mothers??

http://www.soeursdelachariteottawa.com/English/home-english....

http://www.soeursdelachariteottawa.com/English/history/archi...


Have you tried a search on the Drouin records?

Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1109

(Ottawa may be included in the Quebec records).
Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=1091



I think your query would get more answers if you posted to Canada > Ontario > Carleton.....there are more people there familiar with Ottawa.
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