Adruenna (Allen) Tupper RRC

Adruenna Allen (Allen) Tupper RRC (1860 - 1916)

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Adruenna Allen "Crosby" Tupper RRC formerly Allen
Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 8 Jun 1898 (to 1899) in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, N.S., Canadamap
Mother of
Died in Uxbridge, England, UKmap
Profile last modified 21 Jan 2020 | Created 26 Jul 2017 | Last significant change: 21 Jan 2020
07:18: John Andrewartha edited the Biography and Suffix for Adruenna Allen (Allen) Tupper RRC (1860-1916). (Category: | Medal) [Thank John for this]
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Nursing Sister (Lieut.) Adruenna (Allen) Tupper RRC served in the Canadian Army in World War I
Service started: 24 Sept 1914
Unit(s): Canadian Army Medical Corps.
Service ended: 9 Dec 1916

Adruenna Crosby Allen was born October 13, 1860 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, She was the daughter of George Allen and Mary Raymand of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

  • Note: When she enlisted she gave her birth date as 1870, not 1860, as she would have been rejected for service. In the 1881 Census she appears at age 21 (born 1860) with her mother and stepfather, Rufus Trefry and their family[1]

On June 8, 1898, she married William Stanley Tupper, the son of John and Olivia Tupper of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia[2], and had a son named Allan.

Royal Red Cross

Her husband William died July 9. 1899.
Her son, Allan S. Tupper, died February 4, 1905.

In 1914, Addie Tupper enlisted as a nursing sister in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. She served on the front, and returned to Canada to raise funds for needed supplies, then returned to the front.

In 1916 she was awarded the Royal Red Cross.

She died on December 9, 1916 and was buried on December 12 with full military honours.


  1. "Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 June 2017), Rufus P. Trefry, Bridgewater, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing p. 10; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13170, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,806.
  2. Nova Scotia Vital Records showing Admenna (sic) Crosby Allen and William S. Tupper married 1898 in Lunenburg County can be found in Registration Year: 1898 - Book: 1829 - Page: 206 - Number: 94
  • Wartime Heritage Association of Yarmouth listing for Nursing Sister Adruenna (Addie) Allen Tupper
  • Library and Archives Canada Personnel Records of the First World War; listing for Item: TUPPER, ADDIE ALLEN; Name: TUPPER, ADDIE ALLEN; Rank: NS; Date of Birth: 13/10/1870; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9820 - 4; Item Number: 267872; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
  • General Register Office online index TUPPER, ADRUENNA ALLAN 41 GRO Reference: 1916 D Quarter in UXBRIDGE Volume 03A Page 46

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