Nursing Sister Margaret Ann Low (Lowe)

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
1st Canadian General Hospital
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
No
Enlistment Date:
March 27, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
31
Enlisted at:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
763 Wolsely Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Civilian Occupation:
Professional Nurse
Saw Service in:
Europe
Date of Death:
May 28, 1918
Age at Death:
32
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Died of gunshot wounds to the chest through German air raid at Etaples.
Burial:
Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Plot:
XXVIII. M. 9.
Commemorated:
(i) War Memorial at Binscarth, Manitoba, (ii) Memorial Plaque at Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario.
 
Date of Birth:
January 26, 1886
Next of Kin:
Thomas Low, Father, Binscarth, Manitoba
Place of Birth:
47 Granary St., Burghead, Elginshire
Country of Birth:
Scotland
Prisoner of War:
No
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Presbyterian
Height:
Feet Inches
Chest:
Inches
Expansion:
Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^ra5768-43
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister
Canadian Army Medical Corps
1st Canadian General Hospital
Awards and Decorations
Notes

Margaret's full service record is online as of September 2010.

Name at birth was Margaret Low (not Lowe). Attestation papers signed "Lowe".

She was born 26/01/1886 at 47 Granary St., Burghead,
Moray, f. Thomas LOW(salmon fisher), m. Christina nee Chisholm, married 4th of
September,1874 at Kinloss.

See Scot. Genea. B1886 131 18.

Daughter of Thomas Low, of Binscarth, Manitoba. Father - Thomas (salmon fisher). Mother - Christina nee Chisholm.  Parents married at Kinloss, 4th September, 1874.

Research Notes

There is a photo collection for Margaret Low at the Canadian Virtual Memorial at this link, including photographs of her funeral, a memorial plaque in her honour in Toronto, and images of the Binscarth Manitoba War Memorial.

 

There is another link to an LAC archive photo of her funeral at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lac-bac/4056218734/sizes/o/in/photostream/