The hospital ship was a vital part of care for the sick and wounded during WWI. Ships regularly traveled out of France to England and Canada. Colonel FI Andrew (right) is photographed with some of his fellow servicemen and nurses. More than 3000 nursing sisters served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Nursing sisters, also known as “bluebirds” for their blue uniforms and white veils, were trained nurses prior to the war. All were volunteers and many perished caring for the sick and wounded.