“They Cared: Canadian Nurses and the Great War” The role and contributions of Canadian nurses in WWI will be explored and discussed by Chantal Clabrough at the next Lunch and Learn,
“They Cared: Canadian Nurses and the Great War”
The role and contributions of Canadian nurses in WWI will be explored and discussed by Chantal Clabrough at the next Lunch and Learn, on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11th after the Service at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul. All are welcome.
Chantal Clabrough, M.A. McGill, is a social science teacher at Westmount High School and the developer of educational materials for the Je Me Souviens education program, a collaboration between the Royal Montreal Regiment, Canada Company and le Royal 22ieme Regiment (R22eR) in Quebec City.
Military nursing had its beginnings in the Crimean War, although the tradition of alleviating the sufferings of soldiers is an old one. The organizing of battle nursing and the dispatch of women as nurses, begun by Florence Nightingale for the British, soon found its way to Canada. It was in 1885 when Canada’s Nursing Sisters first took to the field, providing care to the Canadian troops sent to put down the North-West Rebellion.
Over the years, the devotion and efficiency of Canada’s military nurses have earned them a very high reputation among the troops with whom they served and to whom they ministered.
Please note that the photo above is from the Royal Montreal Regiment Museum collection.
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