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Fonds RC0492 - Nancy B. Kennedy-Reid fonds

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Nancy B. Kennedy-Reid fonds

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RC0492

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  • 1940-1971 (Creation)

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9 cm of textual records, graphic material, and realia.

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Kennedy-Reid, Nancy B. (1902-)

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Nancy Kennedy-Reid was born in Carnarvon, North Wales, on 2 August 1902 and educated in England. She emigrated to Canada in 1926 and trained as a nurse at the Montreal General Hospital in 1929. She travelled with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada to England in December 1940. Once there she worked as an Assistant Matron, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) at No. 1 Canadian Hospital, Marston Green. The hospital moved to Hailsham, Sussex two years later. In June 1942 she was promoted to Matron. In November 1943 she was posted to No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, Andria, Italy, later moving to Rome. She returned to England in August 1944 to serve at No. 23 Canadian General Hospital, Leavesden, near Watford. Kennedy-Reid was appointed a member of the Royal Red Cross by George V. She returned to Canada on 1 January 1946 where she became the director of nursing at St. Anne's Hospital, St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. She retired in 1967.

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The fonds consists of three scrapbooks containing among other things: mimeographs of daily orders, and nominal rolls; photographs, including wounded soldiers after the Dieppe raid, hospitals, British countryside scenes, and Italian scenes including the Amalfi coast and Rome letters and cards newsletters, newspapers, including The Maple Leaf and The Red Patch and news clippings, programs, invitations, realia, including medals, identification bracelet, and a piece of shrapnel.

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The fonds was possibly acquired from Miss May Jarratt sometime after 1971.

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RC0492

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