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. 53 Canadian nurses lost their lives during the war. In one incident, on 27 June 1918, 14 nurses were killed when their hospital ship HMHS Llandovery Castle was torpedoed while travelling from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Liverpool, England. The nurses who died were:

Jun 2, 2018 - Explore wildrosexiii's board "Canadian nurse", followed by 242 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Vintage nurse, History of nursing and Canadian army. Aug 05, 2014 · World War One: The many battles faced by WW1's nurses . 2 April 2014. World War One: The great and the good who were spared . 20 March 2014. How WW1 changed emergency medicine . 16 June 2014. More than 2,800 Canadian Nursing Sisters served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Approximately 4,000 Aboriginal Canadians enlisted during the war. This represented nearly one-third of all Aboriginal-Canadian men eligible to serve.