Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1898

Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing Graduating Class, 1898


Maude King Brown, Class of 1898

[Left to right:] Mrs. King Brown, Miss Hudson, Miss Merion, A.J. [Alfreda Jenness] Attrill. Buxton, May 1918, England.

Maude King Brown was born on April 11, 1876 in Chatham, Kent County, Ontario. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1898. In 1915, she moved to England with her husband, Dr. John K. Brown, who was serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

At the start of World War I, she joined St. John’s Ambulance and was appointed the Matron in charge of the Auxiliary Hospital at Shorne Hill, Totton. In 1916, she enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) and was likely one of the first married Canadian nurses permitted to enlist as a nursing sister. Nursing sister Brown served for three years, from September 1916 to October 1918, in England and was posted to Granville Special Hospital, Ramsgate; Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital, Buxton; and No. 16 Canadian General Hospital, Shorncliffe. It was reported that she was serving at Granville Special Hospital, Ramsgate when it was bombed. In November 1918, she returned to Winnipeg where she continued to serve the war effort and was posted at No. 10 Manitoba Military Hospital (Tuxedo Park).

After the war, she and her husband moved to British Columbia.


Please click on the link below to read about Rachel Fogarty, an 1898 graduate who also  served during World War I.

Rachel Fogarty, 1898