Nurses of World War I: Margaret Ann Whitfield

Margaret Ann WhitfieldMargaret Ann Whitfield was born at the farm house on Concession 7, Lot 4 near Fraserville, North Monaghan Township, Peterborough County, Ontario on April 13, 1893 daughter of Wesley Whitfield and Jane Chambers; there is a Whitfield Road in Fraserville.

292 Charles Street, Belleville

She was educated locally, was a graduate of the Nursing School at Belleville in 1916 and was living at 292 Charles Street. Miss Whitfield enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on May 7, 1917 at Kingston.

Height:  5’ 5”

Weight:  135lb

Age: 24

Nursing Sister Whitfield served at the Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital in Taplow and hospitals in Buxton, Orpington and Granville, England; she was hospitalized in Nov 1918 with influenza. Miss Whitfield returned to Canada setting sail on Sept 6, 1919 aboard the S.S. Orduna and was discharged on Sept 15, 1919. She established herself in the practice of her profession at Windsor, Ontario and was united in marriage on Aug 16, 1921 to Howard Lough, a graduate of the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1916 and a native of Marmora. The couple lived in Brantford, Ontario until 1960 when they removed to Calgary, Alberta.

Margaret Ann Lough died on Aug 3, 1986 aged 93 years 3 months 20 days. She is interred at Union Cemetery Section L, Lot 8, Block 6.

Grave marker for Margaret Ann Lough