Nursing Sister Margaret Lowe

Nursing Sister Margaret Lowe served as a Nursing Sister in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War One. She was entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

She was born on January 26th, 1888, in Moyayshire, Scotland.

Height : 5′ 6″     Weight:140 lbs.          Religion : Presbyterian

She trained as a nurse at the Winnipeg Civic Hospital.

She enlisted on May 24th, 1917 in Winnipeg, Canada.

She sailed from Halifax on May 29 and arrived in Liverpool June 8. She was posted at the Ontario Military Hospital in Orpington in United Kingdom.

She was posted at the 10th Canadian General Hospital on October 5th.

She was transferred to the 1st Canadian General Hospital on November 29th.

She was transferred to the 4th Canadian General Hospital on December 5th.

She arrived in France on January 26th, 1918 and posted with the 10th Canadian Stationary Hospital.

She was transferred to the 1st Canadian General Hospital on March 8th.

She was wounded in the air attack by the Germans of the 1st Canadian General Hospital on May 19th, 1918. She had a fractured skull and chest penetration.

She died on May 28th, 1918 from her wounds at the 24th British General Hospital, Etaples. She is buried at the Etaples Military Cemetery in France.

Her British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll were sent to her father Thomas Lowe in Binscarth, Manitoba

No Memorial Cross was issued, her mother had preceeded her.

The complete scan of her military file can be found on the website of Library and Archives Canada

If you know more information on this lady, please leave me message so I can add it to her small biography

Picture of Nursing Sister Margaret Lowe’s funeral

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Lowe's grave 3 Lowe's grave 2 Lowe's grave 1

Picture of her gravestone in Etaples Military Cemetery

Lowe's grave

(source Veterans Affairs Canada)

A memorial bears her name in Binscarth, Manitoba

The memorial in 1919

Lowe's Memorial 1

The memorial in 2012

Lowe's Memorial 2

Nursing Sister Margaret Lowe’s name is the first from the top

Lowe's Memorial

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  • J. G. Burdette  On 2013/01/13 at 13:13

    I’m fond of looking for coincidences. As a result I noticed that this monument in addition to Lowe also notes two others with the surnames Smith and Murdock. The deck officers of the RMS Titanic were Smith, Murdoch and Lowe. :)

  • Kat  On 2015/10/15 at 09:29

    I have a picture of her, if you would like.

  • Nelson  On 2015/10/15 at 15:35

    yes I would like to, send it to my email adress please

  • Warren  On 2015/11/01 at 15:27

    My daughter has served a an interpreter at Camp Hughes Day and adopted the persona of Margaret Lowe. She dresses in period costume and explains the role of a Nursing Sister to visitors. If you have the photo of Margaret, I would appreciate a copy. I have seen the above funeral photos before and have visited her grave in Etaples. My address is

  • Nelson  On 2015/11/01 at 15:57

    Unfortunatly I do not have a photo of Nursing Sister Lowe


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