Gillies, Mary Whitelaw (Galbreath)

Certificate Number: 12051
Rank: Chauffeuse/Driver
Branch: Scottish Women’s Hospitals; French Red Cross

Mary “May” was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1890. She served as an ambulance driver in Macedonia during the war, from February to September of 1917. Before going overseas, May had met Hugh Gillies while he was in hospital in 1916. The couple were married in Greenock on December 11, 1918. Three months later, in February of 1919, they set sail for Canada. Hugh and May had three children. May died of leukemia on April 19, 1923, just months after the birth of their third daughter.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 183