Canadian Nursing History Collection Online Medal - 2000.111.102 - CD2004-0369 / D2004-6127
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The Canadian War Museum
Military Nursing Archival Collection

As noted, the documents and photographs relating to the Nursing Sisters' Association of Canada are in the National Archives of Canada collection. However, the Canadian War Museum has its own small archive containing documents and photographs covering the Canadian military nursing experience.

The Canadian War Museum Military Nursing Archival collection contains about 350 items, covering nursing sister activities in general and, specifically, the Canadian nursing sister experience in the two world wars. The collection includes a large number of materials relating to Nursing Sister Katherine Maude MacDonald, killed during a German bombing raid on Étaples on May 19, 1918. It also includes a wide selection of materials relating to military hospitals in both world wars. In addition, the collection will be expanded to include copies of the documents and photographs from the CNA collection that are now held at the National Archives. The collection can be searched on the Canadian War Museum's Web site at

Nursing Sister MacDonald - 19950037-011 Medals - 20020108-001
Nursing Sister Katherine Maude MacDonald CWM 20020108-001


Medal - 2000.111.102 - CD2004-0369 / D2004-6127