Prince Edward Island's
Georgina Fane Pope, one of Canada's pioneer Nursing Sisters,
who served in the South African war, trained in New York
City at Bellevue Hospital's ‘Nightingale School'.
Pope was the lead nurse of the Canadian Army Nursing Service
in South Africa during the Boer War (1899–1902). In 1908 she
became the first "matron" in the history of the Canadian
Army Medical Corps. She served during World War I in England
and France from 1917–18.
She was the first Canadian to
be awarded the Royal Red Cross.
Miss Pope was known as Prince
Edward Island's "Florence Nightingale".
She died at Charlottetown and
was buried there in the Roman Catholic Cemetery.