Women have cared for wounded soldiers throughout canadas wartime history nursing sisters carried out official duties with the military during the north west rebellion the south african war the first and second world wars and the korean war. Canadian nurses working among the ruins of no 1 canadian general hospital june 1918 impact of the nursing sisters nursing sisters doctors orderlies and a patient take a very serious photo before an operation it is interesting to note that canadian nurses where the only nurses within the allied armies who held the rank of officers. In spite of these challenges the canadian nursing sisters were able to provide comfort to the sick and injured a total of 3141 nursing sisters served in the royal canadian army medical corps and 2504 of those served overseas in england france and the eastern mediterranean at gallipoli alexandria and salonika. In uniform nurses canadian war museum nursing sisters library and archives canada blog nursing sisters of the canadian army medical corps in the first world war part i library and archives canada blog canadian army nursing corps the essay caregiving on the front provides a history of nursing sisters during the first world war. Nursing sister minnie affleck first canadian contingent during the boer war 1900 library and archives canada the canadian army medical corps was created in 1904 with just five army nurses
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