Lorne Scots Regimental Museum
Nursing Sister Ida Harcourt
During World War I, over 3,000 women volunteered as nurses in the Canadian Forces. These “Sisters of Mercy” worked in dangerous conditions in field hospitals, and in base hospitals throughout France and Britain. They cared for soldiers of all ranks and nationalities, and prisoners of war.
Ida Harcourt was a trained nurse from Streetsville. She was stationed at #11 Canadian General Hospital in England. Her nursing uniform is in the collection of the Lorne Scots Regimental Museum in Brampton.
Ida returned home safely, married Clarence Charters in Brampton and continued caring for others as a member of the Peel Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.