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Dorothy Mary Yarwood Baldwin

In memory of:

Nursing Sister Dorothy Mary Yarwood Baldwin

May 30, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Army Nursing Service


3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital

Additional Information


October 10, 1891
Toronton, Ontario


May 2, 1917
Toronto, Ontario

Daughter of Robert and Mary Baldwin of Paris, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 363 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. 24.


Gezaincourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, situated 2 kilometres to the south-west of the town of Doullens, and BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY lies to the south of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost in Gezaincourt village opposite the Chateau entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 599 of 1072.
  • Photo of Dorothy Baldwin– Photo courtesy of the Great War Centenary Association.
  • Memorial– Paris District High School First World War Memorial Plaque Paris Ontario
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press June 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press June 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Brantford Expositor 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Photo of memorial to Dorothy Mary Baldwin on her families tombstone. Located in St. James Cemetery, Toronto Canada. To the left side of the tombstone you see a memorial to her relative Bertram MacDougall Whitney, who was also killed in WWI.
  • Newspaper Clipping– London Ontario Advertiser 1918 June 3
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From The Globe (Toronto) for 4 June 1918, page 3.
  • Press Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 3
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Roll of Honour– This Roll of Honour appeared in the pamphlet distributed at the Paris Ontario War Memorial's unveiling and dedication ceremony on November 11th, 1930.
  • Memorial Plaque– This plaque is in the Dorothy Baldwin Memorial Sunroom at the Willett Hospital in Paris, Ontario.Photo Courtesy of Geoffrey S. Moyer
  • Paris War Memorial– An unveiling and dedication ceremony was conducted at the memorial on November 11th, 1930. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs. R. Baldwin, mother of Nursing Sister Dorothy Baldwin. A dedicatory address was made by Lt.-Col. the Ven. Archdeacon F. G. Scott, D.S.O. (Canon Scott). Bands of the 10th Brant Dragoons and the 1st Dufferin Rifles assisted in the service. The memorial was designed and built by the Hunter Granite Works, Simcoe, Ontario. It is inscribed: 1914 - 1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF PARIS WHO FELL AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR.

The original monument included lamps styled as flames on the posts at either side of the central Cross. An outer pair of monuments were added at a later date in honour of the Paris men who fell in the Second World War.
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Nursing Sister Dorothy Baldwin.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inscription– Photo of memorial on family marker at St.James Cemetery, Toronto for N/S Dorothy Baldwin. (Courtesy of Craig B.Cameron)
  • Headstone of Dorothy M.Y. Baldwin– Graves of three Canadian Nursing Sisters Baldwin, Macpherson & Pringle, killed in a bombing raid on No. 3 Stationary Hospital and buried at Bagneux Military Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France. Taken on 15th March 2001 by the donor.

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