Nurses of World War I: Jessie Anne Morrice

Jessie Anne Morrice was born at the home on Willard Street in Belleville on September 24, 1870 daughter of Alex Morrice and Anne Fyfe.

She was educated locally and was a graduate of the Nursing School of the Toledo Ohio General Hospital about 1905. Miss Morrice was head nurse at Fernie B.C. whence she took the position of Lady Superintendent at Melville, Saskatchewan in 1911. She enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on June 3, 1915 at Montreal and listed her address as 6 Charlotte Street, Belleville, home of her brother.

6 Charlotte Street, Belleville

Height:  5’ 8”

Weight:  145lb

Age: 44

Nursing Sister Morrice served with the No. 2 Canadian General Hospital at Le Treport, France and later at the military hospitals in Bearwood, Taplow, Shorncliffe and Brighton, England; she was hospitalized in March 1917 with influenza. Miss Morrice returned to Canada setting sail on March 19, 1919 aboard the S.S. Canada and was discharged on April 3, 1919. Jessie, a specialist in the treatment of Tuberculosis, was appointed Matron at the Tranquille, B.C. Sanatorium in 1920 and in 1923 became the Superintendent of Nurses at Chilliwack General Hospital. She retired to Vancouver and passed at the Shaughnessy Military Hospital, having attained the rank of Major.

Jessie Anne Morrice died on June 18, 1949 aged 78 years 8 months 24 days. She is interred at Capilano View Cemetery Section F Grave 15c.

Grave marker for Jessie Anne Morrice

One thought on “Nurses of World War I: Jessie Anne Morrice

  1. What a wonderful site — and a great way to honor community members who served during World War 1. I like the whole site and find it helpful, but was especially interested in N/S Morrice. Thank you for doing this. GZ, nursing historian in BC,


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