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Lest We Forget Her: Canadian women who have died in service

When we think of war, we do not automatically associate it with women. And yet, women have long been called on to play important roles alongside men in times of war; at first, they often served as military nurses, but over time they have gradually come to occupy roles that were traditionally reserved for men.

From the research that has been done to date, it has been estimated that, since Confederation, nearly 200 women have died while serving in the Canadian military. It is important to take the time to think about these women and, at the same time, to remember all of the women who have served our country in times of war, military conflict and peace.


Surname Given name(s) Branch/unit Date of death
Kennedy Eliza Canadian Merchant Navy 04 September 1915
Munro Mary Frances Elizabeth Canadian Army Medical Corps 07 September 1915
Jaggard Jessie Brown Canadian Army Medical Corps 25 September 1915
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