The three nurses left Chicago Wednesday evening as members of base hospital No. 12, the Northwestern university hospital unit under the command of Maj. Fred A. Besley. The unit, comprising twenty-three physicians, sixty-five trained nurse, and 153 enlisted men, sailed from New York Saturday and was the first to be dispatched to the front from the United States.
Two sisters, the Misses Anna and Jeanette Wood live in Evanston with Mr. and Mrs. James Hall, 2044 Sheridan road. A great aunt, Mrs. Mary B. Miller, lives at 1578 Sherman avenue, Evanston. All were nearly crazed by the news of Miss Wood’s death. Miss Wood’s parents live in Effelburg, Scotland, and her mother recently sent her a letter protesting against her taking the trip.
Two letters from her were received by her sisters after she reached New York, one mailed the day she arrived and the other after she had embarked. Both were written in a happy vein and she assured her sisters she was unafraid of the trip.