Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois,
Ethel Gladstone graduated from West Side
Hospital as a registered nurse in 1916. Following
America's entry into World
War I, Ethel joined
the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in March 1918 and
was immediately sent overseas as part of
the Fifth Army Corps Expeditionary Force.
Reporting to duty at Evacuation
Hospital Number 7, Ethel was charged with
caring for the enormous casualties resulting
from the Battle of St. Mihiel. Staying on
active duty following the Allied victory
in November 1918, Nurse Gladstone served
with the Army of Occupation in Germany at
Basse Hospital Number 7 until 1919.
After discharge, Ethel
and the nursing staff at St. Mihiel were
given a special commendation from Major General
Summerall for bravery and devotion to duty.
Ethel Gladstone passed away in 1987 at the
age of 91 and is buried at the Quantico National
Women's Archives, Jewish