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Sophie Hoerner

Born in Montréal, Quebec, on August 21, 1877, and trained at McGill University, Sophie Hoerner volunteered as a nurse on April 15, 1915. During the First World War, Sophie served in France, first with the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital in early 1915, then with the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital; later, Sophie was home sister and finally assistant matron with the No. 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

During her first year of service, Sophie wrote extensively to family and friends back home. Share what she went through as you transcribe, translate, tag and/or describe 51 letters. Gain insight into her experiences of war and military life, her social activities, and her work and patients.

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