Pringle, Eden Lyall (1893-1918)
Eden Pringle was born in Scotland. Prior to joining the CAMC in May 1917, she served in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force. She was assigned to the No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Doullens, France, which was situated in a 15th century fortress. 93,000 casualties were treated here between March 21 and July 10, 1918.
On the night of May 30, 1918, the hospital sustained a direct hit. The entire operating room staff was killed instantly, including Nurse Pringle and A. McPherson, also a Canadian nurse. Pringle received the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Contents of Biographical File
- Biographical notes
- “Nurse Pringle Killed by a Shell”, Vancouver World, June 3, 1918, p. 2.
- “Vancouver Nurse Victim of Bombs”, Vancouver Daily Province, June 3, 1918, p. 16.
- “Heroines of Battle”, Vancouver Daily Province, June 5, 1918, 6.