Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Georgina Fane Pope
Born in Charlottetown, Georgina Pope chose nursing as a career. After training and working in the United States, she was selected in 1899 to superintend Canada’s military nurses in the South African War. She was the first Canadian to receive the Royal Red Cross. Appointed to the permanent Army Medical Corps in 1906, two years later she became Canada’s first Nursing Matron, having charge of all Canadian military nurses. Stationed principally at Halifax, Matron Pope served overseas briefly during World War I, but was invalided home in 1918 and retired the following year. She died in Charlottetown.
Née à Charlottetown, Georgina Pope devint infirmière en 1886. Après avoir étudié et travaillé aux États-Unis, elle fut choisie en 1894 pour diriger les infirmières canadiennes lors de la guerre des Boers. Elle reçut la "Royal Red Cross", étant la première Canadienne à se mériter cet honneur. Affectée au corps médical permanent de l'armée canadienne en 1906, elle devint la première infirmière-en-chef du Canada en 1908, avec autorité sur toutes les infirmières militaires.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, World I • Wars, Non-US • Women. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 46° 23.563′ N, 63° 47.419′ W. Marker is in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Summer Street just south of Fitzroy Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted above eye-level, directly on the International Fox Museum (former Summerside Armoury) building, just to the left of the front entrance, facing Summer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33 Summer Street, Summerside PE C1N 0A2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Summerside Armoury (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Summerside Post Office / L'Ancien Bureau de Poste de Summerside (within shouting distance of this marker); Salute to the Prince Edward Island Railway (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Railway StationJames Colledge Pope (approx. 6.9 kilometers away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); La fondation de Miscouche (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Les Acadiens de la baie de Malpèque (approx. 7.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerside.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.