May 26, 2012 · 47 Canadian nurses died from disease, hospital ship sinking, bombings. According to Collections Canada 3,141 women enlisted as nurses. 14 Nursing Sisters were aboard the Canadian hospital ship ...
Oct 22, 2019 · In the First World War (1914 – 1918) 2,845 nursing sisters with officer rank – members of the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) — served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Russia, and around the Mediterranean. Nicknamed the "bluebirds" by soldiers grateful for a glimpse of their blue dresses and white veils, they received many honours and gained a high reputation for their courage and compassion.
Jul 16, 2010 · Veterans Affairs Canada puts the number of nursing sisters at 3,141 (this number possibly includes Nursing Sisters that enlisted directly in the British Army). Others enlisted with the British Army, and others, without nursing training, served as Voluntary Aid Dispenser (V.A.D.). Oct 29, 2012 · The Nurses lived in the Nurses Home at “Dragonfield “ High Street, Uxbridge. A serious measles outbreak March 1916 led to 32 staff being quarantined. The Hillingdon C anadian hospital had its own Cricket team who played against against Canadian hospital teams at Hounslow and Southall. Apr 02, 2014 · The main trained corps of military nurses was the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS). It was founded in 1902 at the time of the Boer war and in 1914 was less than 300 strong.
Nursing Sisters (A through C) The following is a list of Canadian Nursing Sisters, compiled from various sources. If there are names missing from this list, or if you would like to help in transcribing the attestation papers for these Nursing Sisters, please contact me. Canadian nursing sisters working among the ruins of the 1st Canadian General Hospital, which was bombed by the Germans, killing three nurses, June 1918 More than 2,800 trained civilian nurses enlisted with the Canadian army during the First World War , becoming the first women in the modern world to hold military commissions as officers. Lenah Higbee was one of the first nurses to join the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps when it was established in 1908. This move required sacrifice and perseverance, as many members of the Navy considered female nurses unwelcome pariahs, indeed, they were not even given rank. Lenah Higbee gave navy nursing her all and was quickly appointed Chief Nurse. What did the nurses experience in WW1. One of the main roles for women in WW1 was nursing for those who has become either sick, injured or diseased. Jun 02, 2015 · Although Nursing Sisters focuses on two nurses in particular, Eleanor Thompson and Eden Pringle, it is a commemoration of the hard work and sacrifice of over 2500 Canadian women who served as nurses during the First World War.