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Parisian Souvenirs costly says Lt. N-S Nora Kirley

Lt. N|S Nora E. Kirley, of Lindsay, who has just returned to Canada after many months’ service in front-line hospitals of the Canadian army overseas, very kindly afforded the Post an interesting account of her experiences in an interview Monday afternoon.


An ambition of long standing to visit Paris, France, and see with her own eyes this renowned fashion centre of the world was one desire of Lt. Kirley’s heart, which was consummated during her service on the nursing staff of the Canadian Army.


Speaking of her visit to this beautiful city which was spared the ravages of war, she said, “My visit to Paris was most enjoyable and one which I will not soon forget. There were many beautiful articles on display in the various shops but souvenir buying in this city was greatly curtailed because of the extremely high prices which prevailed.”


Lt. Kirley served for some time on the staff of No. 10 Canadian General Hospital in England before going to the continent. After leaving England she served a total of 11 months in Europe, first in France, and then in Belgium, where she was stationed when Germany fell.


Of Canadian soldiers, airmen and seamen with whom her nursing duties brought her in contact, Lt. Kirley had nothing but praise to offer. “They were all splendid patients and we nurses were proud of their stamina and cheerfulness even under the most trying circumstances.”


She arrived in Toronto on Wednesday last and in Lindsay the day following.


Her Atlantic crossing on the return voyage was made aboard the “SS New Amsterdam”, and she was accompanied by several other Lindsay and district nurses.


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Lieut. Kirley, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital Toronto, 4 June 1941, worked for one year on the staff of that hospital and one year on private duty cases, and joined RCAMC 18 August 1944 and arrived in England on 8 January 1944, left for France 22 July and since then has served in France and Belgium. Lieut. Kirley was attached to #10 Canadian General Hospital.
Date of Publication:
31 Jul 1945
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Nora Kirley
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World War II Service Files
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English
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Kirley, N


Lieut. Kirley, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital Toronto, 4 June 1941, worked for one year on the staff of that hospital and one year on private duty cases, and joined RCAMC 18 August 1944 and arrived in England on 8 January 1944, left for France 22 July and since then has served in France and Belgium. Lieut. Kirley was attached to #10 Canadian General Hospital.