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Canadian Nursing Sisters, 1916 - 1919

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Nursing Sisters of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1916 - 1919. More than 2,800 Canadian Nursing Sisters served with same pay, privileges and rank of a Lieutenant, while the equivalent of a Matron was a Captain. They were nicknamed 'Bluebirds', because of their blue uniforms and white veils, but they were 'Angels of Mercy' to thousands of Canada’s Fallen. 39 Nursing Sisters lost their lives on the Western Front during the Great War due to illness, drowning, and/or enemy action.

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