Nursing Sister Connie Phillips had one photo in her WW1 album of pictures that featured eight Nursing Sisters in front of a small cottage. Each had their last name written underneath so I began research to try to find out about each of these amazing women.
The first place I looked was the online CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) database.
Gertrude Billyard was born in Windsor Ontario on March 1, 1881. When Gertrude enlisted at the age of 34 on February 24, 1915 her mother Annie was living in Young Saskatchewan. This address was later changed to Winnipeg Manitoba as Gertrude's pay was sent to her mother. Surprisingly, Gertrude enlisted in London England not in Canada.
According to her Certificate of Service (below) Gertrude served in England, France and Salonika Greece during the War.
On June 14, 1919 she was on board the ship Aquitania sailing for home.
She was discharged in December 1919
Gertrude died on 10 March 1953 (as per her CEF service file)
Gertrude's full service file is online as a PDF document.