Nurses of World War I: Mabel Hilda Allison

Mabel Hilda Allison was born at the farm house on R.R. 1, Demorestville, Sophiasburg Township, Prince Edward County on January 27, 1887 daughter of Daniel Allison and Anna Newman.

She was educated locally, was a graduate of the Nursing School at the Toronto Western Hospital in 1914 and was working in Toronto when she enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on April 21, 1918.

Height:  5’ 3”

Weight:  112lb

Age: 31

Nursing Sister Allison served at Niagara Camp in Canada and later at hospitals in Thorncliffe, Brighton, Bramshott and Orpington, England. She returned to Canada, setting sail on August 26, 1919 aboard the S.S. Celtic and was discharged on September 6, 1919.

Miss Allison then resided in Belleville where she was employed as a nurse at the Ontario School for the Deaf; she was a member of the Albert College Guild and of Bridge Street United Church. United in marriage on July 11, 1934 to Hiram Bingham Fetterly, the couple resided at 19 Highland Avenue; Mr. Fetterly was a widower and served as principal of the School for the Deaf.

19 Highland Avenue, Belleville
240 George Street, Belleville








In retirement, Mrs Fetterly resided at 240 George Street in Belleville and died at the Belleville General Hospital on April 16, 1976 aged 89 years 2 months 19 days. She is interred at the Toronto Necropolis, Section S, plot 148.