During the Great War, four graduates from Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing sacrificed their lives.
Margaret Lowe (Class of 1916) was wounded during a German air raid on the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples, France on May 19, 1918 – she died on May 28th of her wounds. Ada Janet Ross (Class of 1905), Ainslie St. Clair Dagg (Class of 1916) and Lenna Mae Jenner (Class 1913) all died of diseases they contracted while serving as nursing sisters.
Nurses Alumnae Association Memorial Tablet
In 1924, the Nurses Alumnae Association organized the creation and dedication of a memorial tablet to the memory of those alumni members who sacrificed their lives during World War I.
On October 8, 1924, a ceremony was held at Winnipeg General Hospital where Alumni President, Mrs. A.W. Moody unveiled the tablet.
The tablet was originally located on the north wall of the original Bannatyne entrance of the hospital. Due to many decades of renovations and additions to Winnipeg General Hospital, the tablet was removed and unfortunately its location is unknown.