The MacCorkindale Fonds

Biographical and Administrative History

Florence Mae MacCorkindale (nee Chandler) (1887-1984) was a nursing sister with the Canadian Red Cross during WWI.

Florence Mae MacCorkindale (nee Chandler) (1887-1984) was a nurse with the Canadian Red Cross who served in England, France and Italy during the First World War. Her collection was donated by her niece, Lois Broad. Florence Chandler married Major John Charles MacCorkindale (1892-1988), who also served in the First World War in the Canadian Artillery. 

Date(s) of Creation

c. 1912-1945.

Physical Description

15 cm of textual and photographic records.

Scope and Content

The MacCorkindale Fonds includes a collection of Florence Chandler’s letters, diaries, photos, and drawings from the First World War. Included also is a photo album from Catherine Mae MacCorkindale (1923-2012), John and Florence’s daughter, which depicts her service in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service in the Second World War. Catherine would marry RCAF Flight Lieutenant Allan Harold Bartlett (1922-2005).