Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1909

Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing Graduating Class, 1909


Alfreda Jenness Attrill, 1909

[Alfreda Attrill] Taken at Buxton February 1918, England
Please click on the above link to learn more about Alfreda Jenness Attrill.



Hilda Correlli, Class of 1909

Hilda Corelli, [1915]
Hilda Corelli was born on May 30, 1884 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1909 and immediately accepted a position with the Children’s Hospital. She resigned in 1910 and spent the next several years engaged in private duty nursing in Winnipeg and also worked at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, British Columbia.  In 1914, Corelli accepted a position on staff at the Regina General Hospital and in 1915 became Acting Superintendent at Ninette Sanatorium. She resigned from Ninette the same year and enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps in November 1915.

During the war, nursing sister Corelli served in both England and France and was stationed at the Duchess of Connaught’s Red Cross Hospital, No. 3 Canadian General Hospital, No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Canadian Special Hospital (Tubercular Hospital) in Lenham and on the hospital ship H.M.A.T Araguaya. For her service, she was awarded the Royal Red Cross First Class in June 1918.

After the war, she took courses in child welfare work and received certification issued by the Central Midwives Board, while working in East London. In 1921, Hilda returned to Winnipeg where she worked until her until her retirement in 1952 when she returned to England. She died in Sussex, England on July 3, 1963.


Please click on the links below to read about other graduates from Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing, 1909, that served as nursing sisters during World War I.

Alba Andrew, 1909

Anne Canning, 1909

Idella (Dell) MacGregor, 1909

Jessie Gent, 1909

Jessie Smith, 1909