Margaret MacDonald died (born in Bailey’s Brook, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, 26 February 1873). She was a Canadian Military nurse – one of the founders of the Canadian Army Nursing Corps, and one of the first females to hold a position in the completely male-dominated military of her time. She is also known for her breakthrough role as a military nurse during World War I. During this time, she was given the title of Matron-in-Chief of the Canadian Army Medical Corps Nursing Service, and the first woman to be given a ‘Major’ military rank in the British Empire and was awarded the Royal Red Cross (1916) and the Florence Nightingale Medal (1918). (Photo: Margaret MacDonald, 1918).