Brantford's nursing heroine

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  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

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    liverpool annie New Member

    Her attestation papers on line says she was 5’2” tall, weighed 125 lbs and was a member of the Church of England. She embarked for England on the 6th April 1917. and was posted to 14 Canadian General Hospital on the 17th October 1917. On the 29th November 1917 she was posted to 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital. She arrived in France on the 28th January 1918. She was finally posted to 1 Canadian Gen. Hospital on the 8th March 1918 where she was killed in an enemy air raid attack on Etaples which unfortunately included the hospital. Five nurses were caught in their living quarters. Katherine MacDonald was killed instantly. She was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery; XXVIII. L. 8. Her medals, memorial cross and memorial plaque are said to now be with the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa. Records show her mother as Mary Maud MacDonald

    Brantford Expositor May 23, 1918

    Initials: K M M
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Nursing Sister
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Army Nursing Service
    Unit Text: 1st Canadian Gen. Hosp.
    Age: 31
    Date of Death: 19/05/1918
    Additional information: Daughter of Mary Maud and the late Angus Macdonald, of Brantford, Ontario.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XXVIII. L. 8.
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