Summerside in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
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. Après
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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, Prince Edward Island C1N 0A2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 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 Station (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); James Colledge Pope (approx. 6.9 kilometers away); Les Dix Conventions Nationales Acadiennes (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); Kensington Station / Gare de Kensington (approx. 12.7 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Georgina Fane Pope, First Matron of Canadian Army Nursing Corps. Georgina was commended for her dedicated service with the Royal Red Cross Medal in 1903. The British and Commonwealth medal to honour exceptional military nursing service was established by Queen Victoria in 1883. Georgina was the first Canadian to receive the significant award. Georgina Fane Pope was buried in the Charlottetown Roman Catholic Cemetery with full military honours. It seems that she did not marry or have any children. Devoting her heart and soul to her career, Georgina was a pioneer in the specialty of Canadian military nursing. (Submitted on September 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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