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.

Created by: Kristen1288

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  • Born 1872

    Died 1950

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister, Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • British Army Nursing Sister Q Canadian Military Hospital

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • British Army Staff Nurse Canadian Red Cross

    British Army Sister Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1881

    Died 1972

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1882

    Died 1939

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1888

    Died 1964

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1891

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1889

    Died 1939

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1890

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1891

    British Army Staff Nurse Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1888

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1882

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1879

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Florence Winifred Brown

    Born 1884

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1881

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps