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Ruby Peterkin

Born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1887, Ruby Peterkin graduated as a trained nurse from the Toronto General Hospital in 1911. She enlisted on April 7, 1915, and served during the First World War with the No. 5 Canadian General Hospital in England and the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital in Salonika, Greece.

Follow in Ruby’s footsteps as you transcribe, translate, tag and/or describe her letters to her sister Irene and other family members. Experience her perceptions of camp in Salonika, her social activities, the hospital and her patients.

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