Sunday, 28 October 2012
Manitoulin Island -Women's Memorial
Location: Manitoulin N 45 42.782 W 082 14.778
At the southeast corner of Highway 542 and Monument Road.
Part of Manitoulin Island's Monument Corner, which features several different memorials, dedicated to those who served and died in the time of war. This memorial is dedicated to the Women of Manitoulin who primarily served as nurses and volunteers during the two World Wars. The memorial was dedicated in September of 2001, features five stones, each with its own branch of the service.
Marker text from left to right:
(crest of Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps)
This plaque is dedicated to all members of the military medical
services of Canada, and in particular to those nursing sisters who
cared for the sick and wounded in all wars of the twentieth
century. It recognizes with gratitude the contributions made by
volunteers from St. John Ambulance, the Canadian Red Cross,
and Victorian Order of Nurses who supplemented the staffing of
field hospitals and first aid posts during the war years. For their
continued humanitarian activities and support of the medical
profession in times of peace, the people of the District of
Manitoulin are truly grateful
(crest of Royal Canadian Air Force)
3rd Stone (central)
THE MANITOULIN WOMEN'S MEMORIAL
This Memorial is dedicated to all women who served in the wars of the twentieth century.
The honour rolls pays tribute to those women who will forever be unique as the first to
serve in Canada's Armed Forces in WWII.
After WWII, all women's units of the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force were disbanded
only to be recalled in 1951 for service during the Korean War.
With modern day restructuring of the Canadian Armed Forces, individual female units no
longer exist. Women now stand equal to men in service to their country. May the women
who serve today do so with pride, ever remembering the contribution of those who served
Special tribute is paid to the women who served as Canadian Nursing Sisters, members
of the military medical profession and to all those volunteers who served in field hospitals
and first aid posts, caring for the sick and wounded in all wars of the twentieth century.
We also honour those women who served on the home front supporting the troops each in
her own way, for together they made a difference.
AS PROUD CANADIANS THESES WOMEN HAVE SERVED CANADA BEYOND ALL
EXPECTATIONS. THEY WILL EVER BE REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR, PRIDE,
RESPECT AND APPRECIATION.
WORLD WAR I 1914-1918
WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
BRYAN MARY K.
KRUGER EDITH M.
McGREGOR FRANCIS C.
TRUDEAU ZOE V.
BAXTER MARY G.
BAXTER RUTH H.
TURNER DOROTHY G.
DEDICATED SEPT 15, 2001
(crest of Canadian Women's Army Corps)
(crest of Royal Canadian Navy)