Daughter of Thomas C. McKenzie and Mary B. McKenzie of Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario
She was born in Toronto, on April 28, 1880 and she enlisted on January 31, 1916 at Toronto, Ontario. She had graduated from the Nursing School at the Rochester General Hospital in 1903.
The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.