Nurses of World War I: Robertina Lee Thompson

Robertina Lee Thompson was born at the farm house on Concession 3, Lot 21 near Strathroy, Adelaide Township, Middlesex County, Ontario on June 24, 1889 daughter of George Thompson and Christina Lee.

She was educated locally, was a graduate of the Nursing School at Belleville on Dec 3, 1912 and the Divisional School of Military Instruction at Quebec City on March 29, 1915. Miss Thompson enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on May 5, 1915 at Kingston.

Lee Thompson

Height: 5’ 5”

Weight: 135lb

Age: 25

Nursing Sister Thompson served with the # 1 Canadian General Hospital at Étaples, France; she was united in marriage to Veteran Captain George Alexander James Bell at St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury, London England on April 11, 1916 and resigned her commission on April 13, 1916. Mrs Bell returned to Canada setting sail in Oct 1917 aboard the S.S. Grampian and established herself in London, Ontario and raised her family, residing at 5 Ardaven Place.

Robertina Lee Bell died at the Victoria Hospital in London on Jan 19, 1963 aged 73 years 6 months 25 days. She is interred at Woodland Cemetery, Section QE, Row 31.

Grave marker for Lee Bell