Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Letitia Sparks

In memory of:

Nursing Sister Letitia Sparks

August 20, 1917

Military Service


Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Division:

7 General Hospital

Additional Information


Born:

May 25, 1879
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 5, 1915
Kingston, Ontario

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sparks of Britannia Heights.

Commemorated on Page 330 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRIGHTON CITY CEMETERY (BEAR ROAD)
Sussex, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

ZIY. 95.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Letitia Sparks – © IWM (WWC H22-5)
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Church – Letitia Sparks and her parents were parisioners of Britannia Heights Methodist Church c 1920, now Britannia United Church, Pinecrest Road, Ottawa
  • Biography – A tribute to some women and men who served in armed conflicts - Nursing Sister Letitia “Etta” Sparks
  • Biography – Nursing Sister Letitia 'Etta' Sparks was profiled in "Framing identity: social practices of photography in Canada (1880-1920)" by S.M. Close, E. de Groot, Faculty Faculty of Humanities, 2005.
  • Group Photo – Photographer unknown, Heavenly
Twins, (Nursing Sister Etta Sparks
on the right) From the Etta Sparks
Album, gelatin silver print, PA
122435 

The Etta Sparks Collection, photos related to her experiences as a nursing sister in the First World War, was donated to National Archives in 1979. Sparks was stationed at No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Memphis, Egypt during WWI.
  • Group Photo – Photographer unknown, Group at Pyramids,  From the Etta Sparks Album, gelatin silver print, PA 122444 

The Etta Sparks Collection, photos related to her experiences as a nursing sister in the First World War, was donated to National Archives in 1979. Sparks was stationed at No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Memphis, Egypt during WWI.
  • Photo of Letitia Sparks – Photographer unknown, Queen of Sheba,  From the Etta Sparks Album, gelatin silver print, PA 122445 

The Etta Sparks Collection, photos related to her experiences as a nursing sister in the First World War, was donated to National Archives in 1979. Sparks was stationed at No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Memphis, Egypt during WWI.
  • Cairo – Photographer unknown, A Familiar Scene Cairo, From the Etta Sparks Album, gelatin silver print, PA 122445 

The Etta Sparks Collection, photos related to her experiences as a nursing sister in the First World War, was donated to National Archives in 1979. Sparks was stationed at No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in Memphis, Egypt during WWI.

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