Nurses of World War I: Margaret Tait

Margaret Tait was born at Thurso, Caithness, Scotland on Aug 9, 1882 daughter of William Tait and Isabella Sutherland.

She was educated locally, immigrated to Canada about 1909 and was a graduate of the Nursing School at the Brantford General Hospital in 1914. Miss Tait enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps in Toronto on Jan 31, 1916.

Height:  5’ 10”

Weight:  148lb

Age: 33

Nursing Sister Tait embarked the S.S. Olympic on Apr 1, 1916 and served as Matron at the Orpington Hospital, was night supervisor at Shorncliffe, England and was with the No. 2 Canadian General Hospital at Le Treport, France; she was overseas when her father died in Kingston. Miss Tait returned to Canada setting sail on May 23, 1919 aboard the S.S. Megantic and resided at 284 Albert Street in Kingston.

284 Albert Street, Kingston

In 1920 she was appointed as Superintendent of the Spadina  Military Hospital in Toronto and in 1921 held that position at the Belleville General Hospital; here she was interested in the work of the community and was a valued member of the local committee of the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Margaret Tait died at the Grace Hospital in Toronto on Mar 14, 1932 of pneumonia aged 49 years 7 months 5 days. She is interred at the Cataraqui Cemetery Section Old L Row 155 Plot S 1/2.