Here they are, dressed for success. The nurses’ uniforms were hot in the summer and none too cozy in the winter. Their feet hurt, their backs hurt — but be sure to scroll down and look at the photo of nurses running a race. For fun.
Thanks for these wonderful pictures and details!
This is part of a serie of 4 posts on the uniform of the WW1 Canadian Nursing Sister. Post 1 can is on the subject of the Service Dress and can be read by clicking here. Post 2 is on the subject of the Ceremonial Dress and can be read by clicking here. Post 4 shows other uniforms for WW1 Female Medical personnel from other Commenwealth Forces and can be read by clicking here.
I do not pretend that this text is the definitive source of information but rather some observations made after looking at many WW1 Canadian Nursing Sisters pictures. I was never able to find the official Dress Regulations for the WW1 Canadian Nursing Sisters so these posts are the starting point to something that could evolve as I get new information on the subject.
Nursing Sisters just before an operation – no Service Dress here but still…
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