Bluebirds: Canadian Nurses of WW1

Bluebirds: Canadian Nurses of WW1

This community was inspired by the Library and Archives Canada exhibit, "The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters," which explores the lives of six women who served as nursing sisters during the First World War. The community is not limited to these six, however, and I am adding more women to the group as I find them. Canadian nurses were nicknamed bluebirds because of their blue dresses, accented by white aprons and sheer veils. When I've found them, however, I've also included Canadian nurses who for whatever reason served with other forces, and therefore wore a different uniform.

  • British Army Nursing Sister Canadian Field Artillery

  • Profile picture for Madelaine Frances Jaffray Later Morrison

    Born 1889

    Died 1972

    Other Empire Force Sister French Red Cross

  • Profile picture for Ianthe Willard Constantinides

    British Army Nurse Voluntary Aid Detachment

  • Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1886

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1886

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1877

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1880

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Ethel Mildred Cryderman

    Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Bertha Cunliffe

    Born 1882

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1892

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Mary Cummings

    Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1882

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1893

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Laura Isabel Moir Curry

    Born 1886

    Died 1933

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Agnes Macpherson

    Born 1891

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1877

    Other Empire Force

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister, Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Roberta Catherine Macadams

    Born 1880

    Died 1959

    Canadian Expeditionary Force

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Ontario Military Hospital ( Orpington ).

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps