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

  1. Biographical notes
  2. “Nurse Pringle Killed by a Shell”, Vancouver World, June 3, 1918, p. 2.
  3. “Vancouver Nurse Victim of Bombs”, Vancouver Daily Province, June 3, 1918, p. 16.
  4. “Heroines of Battle”, Vancouver Daily Province, June 5, 1918, 6.