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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  • Profile picture for Meta Margaret Parker

    Born 1887

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Roberta Sutherland

    Born 1883

    Died 1959

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps only in Canada

  • Profile picture for Mary Ellen Faragher

    Born 1890

    Died 1928

    Other Empire Force Nurse American Red Cross

    Other Empire Force Nurse American Red Cross relief unit

    Other Empire Force Nurse American Red Cross

  • Born 1876

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister, Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1872

    Died 1950

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister, Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Ethel Blanche Ridley,

    Born 1878

    Died 1949

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister, Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1882

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Profile picture for Mae Belle Sampson

    Born 1890

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1889

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • British Army Nursing Sister Q Canadian Military Hospital

  • Born 1885

    Died 1968

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps, Canadian General Hospital, Taplow

  • Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • Born 1884

    Died 1953

    British Army Acting Sister Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

  • 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

  • Profile picture for Beatrice Eugene Bradshaw

    Born 1893

    Died 1945

    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

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