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Sarah Rowena Churchill
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Sarah Rowena Churchill Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps May 15, 1878 Yarmouth, NS October 28, 1915 Halifax NS 37 5 feet, 6 inches Fair Brown Light Brown Single Wesleyan Nurse Joseph Churchill (Father) Lake Darling, Yarmouth Co., NS June 18, 1919 (on demobilization) November 17, 1964 Born in Yarmouth, NS, Nursing Sister Sarah Churchill enlisted on October 28, 1916. She left Canada on January 1, 1916 and served in England until June,1916. She proceeded to France on June 18, 1916 and served there until early 1918 when she was again posted to hospitals in England. On October 12, 1918 she was posted to nursing duties on H.M.A.S Araguaya. During Worla War I the Araguaya made twenty round trips between England and Halifax, carrying a total of 15,324 sick and wounded Canadian soldiers back home. Nursing Sister Churchill returned to Canada on May 21, 1919 and posted to Canadian Expeditionary Force in Canada. She was discharged from service on June 18, 1919.
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Araguaya
Sarah Churchill (sixth nurse standing from the left) Arques, near St. Omer, France, 1917
Sarah Churchill (5th from left back row)