Please click here to search an alphabetical listing of the nursing sisters featured in this exhibit:


Archival Sources

The following sources were consulted when developing this website:

Nurses’ Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre (F1)

  • Winnipeg General Hospital Alumnae Biographical Records, F1; A2: S7, [1889 – 1993]
  • Winnipeg General Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Journals, F1; A2; S2, 1907 – present
  • Nursing Sisters from WGH serving during World War I, F1; A2; S7
  • Military Nursing, General, F1; A2; S16

Winnipeg General Hospital (F4)

  • Winnipeg General Hospital Annual Reports and Bylaws; F4; S4; 1882 – 1972

Ada J. Ross Collection; C1

Alfreda Attrill Collection; C2

Ruby Dickie Collection; C3

Reference information for photographs, when available, is listed beneath the image.


Other Sources

Attrill, Jennie. A.J.A.: Diary of Jennie Attrill, 1877-1970. Compiled by Sandra Moulton. Published privately, 2002.

Hallet, Christine E. Veiled Warriors: Allied Nurses of the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Landells, E.A., ed. The Military Nurses of Canada: Recollections of Canadian Military Nurses. Vol. II. White Rock; Co-Publishing, 1999.

Mansell, Diana J. Forging the Future: A History of Nursing in Canada. Ann Arbor: Thomas Press Publishing, 2004.

Nicholson, G.W.L. Canada’s Nursing Sisters. Toronto: Samuel Stevens Hakkert and Company, 1975.

Norris, Marjorie Barron. Sister Heroines: The Roseate Glow of Wartime Nursing, 1914 – 1918. Calgary: Bunker to Bunker Publishing, 2002.

Toman, Cynthia. Sister Soldiers of the Great War; The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016.


Websites Library and Archives Canada – Personnel Records of the First World War Library and Archives Canada –Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canadian Army Medical Corps The National Archives The Canadian Great War Project Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada