Clara Hood, Class of 1901
Clara Hood was born in Goderich, Ontario on [December 14, 1876]. She and her parents moved to Manitoba in 1878 and settled outside of Morden. She graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1901.
Clara enlisted with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in May 1915 and served in England and France. She was posted to the No. 15 Canadian General Hospital (Duchess of Connaught’s Red Cross Hospital), Clivedon, for two years before being transferred to No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station in May 1917. She was then posted at No. 2 Canadian General Hospital, Le Treport, France, before her last posting in 1918 at Granville Special Hospital, Buxton. Nursing sister Hood was decorated at Buckingham Palace with the Royal Red Cross 1st Class on February 27, 1917.
After returning from active service, she married Dr. J.F. Morrison on April 22 1922. She engaged in private duty nursing in Winnipeg and was twice president of the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses. She died in Winnipeg in April 1948.
Please click hereto read a letter written by Clara Hood , while she was stationed at No. 15 Canadian General Hospital (Duchess of Connaught’s Red Cross Hospital), December 3, 1915.