MacLean, Mary Rachel “Billie”

Rank: Nurse
Branch: Canadian Army Medical Corps

Billie was born in Big Glace Bay, Nova Scotia on November 3, 1890. She enlisted in 1917 and served in France as a nurse. While stationed at the No. 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital in France (Le Touquet or Outreau) in August of 1918, Billie suffered from food poisoning. She was sent back to England to serve in hospitals there as a result of multiple medical problems. In 1921, she and several other nurses came to the South Peace and filed on a homestead at 12-79-26-W5. This land was occupied by the nurses until 1928.

Sources: Wheatfields & Wildflowers p. 563; Smoky Peace Triangle p. 318