Georgina Fane Pope

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Georgina Fane Pope



Born: in Charlottetown, P.E.I., 1862

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.

Died 1938

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