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
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Picture of Nursing Sister Margaret Lowe’s funeral
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Picture of her gravestone in Etaples Military Cemetery
(source Veterans Affairs Canada)
A memorial bears her name in Binscarth, Manitoba
The memorial in 1919
The memorial in 2012
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