Nurses of World War I: Muriel Marguerite Fell

Muriel Marguerite Fell was born in Burlington, Ontario on September 6, 1889 daughter of Dr James Fell and Charlotte Thomas. After graduating from dental school, the father of our subject established his practice in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island.

She was educated locally and was a graduate of the Nursing School in Clifton Springs, New York on May 15, 1913. Miss Fell was a resident of Montreal when she enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on Dec 15, 1916.

Height:  5’ 8”

Weight:  169lb

Age: 27 (stated age: 26)

Nursing Sister Fell proceeded overseas on Jan 1, 1917 and served in several hospitals in England until Sept 7 when she joined the No. 6 Canadian General Hospital in Troyes, France; on June 7, 1918 Miss Fell was stationed with No. 16 Canadian General Hospital at Orpington, England. She was admitted to the Canadian Red Cross Officer’s Hospital in London in the spring of 1919 with anaemia, returned to Canada setting sail on July 5, 1919 aboard the S.S. Carmania and was discharged on July 16, 1919. After the War, Miss Fell spent a short time in the employ of the Belleville General Hospital and then served as Superintendent of Nurses at the newly constructed San Jose Hospital in California which opened on June 4, 1923; she later worked in Toronto with the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Muriel Marguerite Fell died in Toronto on July 31, 1941 aged 51 years 10 months 25 days. She is interred at the Park Lawn Cemetery Section R Lot N ½ plot 658; an application has been made to the Last Post Fund as this Veteran does not have a Marker. She is remembered on the Manitoulin Women’s Memorial.