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Date: April 26th 1917
Newspaper Article

Norwood Lady in Petrograd When the Czar Was Deposed.

Nursing Sister Gertrude L. Squire, daughter of Mr J. L. Squire, J. P., of Norwood, has returned to London from Petrograd, accompanied by Sister Heaton of St. John. They had been in the Russian-Anglo hospital, in that city and witnessed the revolution. They suffered no molestation, and the greatest consideration was shown the hospital, where during the height of the disturbances, three accidental shots crashed through the windows, injuring nobody. Many wounded were brought there for treatment.

The Canadian nurses saw some service in a clearing hospital near the Russian lines. They greatly enjoyed their visit, though handicapped by lack of knowledge of the Russian language. They had a delightful journey to England through Norway and Sweden, where they were received with the greatest kindness and were looked after by the various embassies. The Queen of Sweden sent for Nurse Squire who nursed her mother, the Duchess of Connaught, when ill in Montreal.


[Editor’s Note: Newspaper publication name unknown. Handwritten at bottom: “April 26, 1917 NR”]


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