- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/01
- Inscription N/S. D.M.Y. BALDWIN
- Support loose
- Materials Silver
- Branch Canadian Army Medical Corps
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Person / Institution Associated institution, The 3rd Canadian Stationary HospitalSubject, Baldwin, Nursing Sister Dorothy Mary Yarwood
- Measurements Length 3.9 cm, Width 3.2 cm
- Related activity Nursing sister
- Caption Dorothy Mary Yarwood BALDWIN
- Additional Information Baldwin was born in Toronto in 1891. She was attested and taken on strength at Base Hospital, Toronto, in 1917 and proceeded overseas as a Nursing Sister, first to England and then to France. She later died of wounds suffered during an enemy air raid at No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, on 30 May 1918.
- Caption Medals Project- Baldwin, Dorothy Mary Yarwood
Dorothy Baldwin was born in Toronto, Ontario, on 10 October 1891. She was the daughter of Robert Willcocks Yarwood Baldwin and Mary Fleming Baldwin, who had five children, three girls and two boys. Her twin sister, Lelia, died at the age of two.
A nurse, Baldwin enlisted as a nursing sister in the Canadian Army Medical Corps in Toronto on 2 May 1917. On 29 May, she embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for England. Upon her arrival on 8 June 1917, she was immediately posted to the No. 16 Canadian General (Ontario Military) Hospital in Orpington, Kent. Almost two months later, Baldwin was transferred to No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Doullens, France, beginning work on 28 July 1917.
On the night of 29–30 May 1918, No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital was bombed by German aircraft. Baldwin was wounded in the attack and died on 30 May 1918.
Two other Canadian nursing sisters, Agnes MacPherson and Eden Pringle, were killed during that raid. At 23 years of age, Pringle was the youngest Canadian nurse to die during the war.
Dorothy Baldwin was buried with other victims of the attack — including MacPherson and Pringle, who lie next to her — on 31 May 1918, in Bagneux British Cemetery, in France. Bishop Fallon of London, Ontario, who was visiting the area at the time of the attack, assisted in the service.