100 Years Ago: Seven Belleville Nurses for Egypt

The Intelligencer January 13, 1916 (page 7)

“No less than seven nurses will leave Belleville within a short time for Cairo Egypt, to take their part in hospital work in that part of the British Empire. They are, Misses M.H. Crosier, W. Smith, M. Caldwell, T. Howard, H. Marten, S. Jenkins and G. Waters. They will be designated as Lieuts. and will be under the supervision of Mrs. Robertson, who is designated as Captain. It is confidently expected that they will leave the Canadian shore in company with many more nurses who have volunteered for overseas service.

The clothing and equipment necessary will cost upwards of $200 and of this amount $150 is provided by the Dominion Government. The young ladies in question have all passed their necessary examinations and all are willing to do their part in the duties which will be allotted to them.”