Frances McIlroy was born on June 16th, 1917, in Madoc Ontario. She is the eldest of one brother and one sister. She went to school in Madoc; later on she went to Kingston General Hospital to train as a nurse. From there she became an army nurse. Frances went overseas in June 1944, right as D-Day was taking place. She worked in a series of military hospitals both in England and on the continent, giving soldiers the benefit of her care. She is currently 102 years old and lives in Sunnybrook Veterans Residence in Toronto. Frances was interviewed for this project in February 2019, by Mr. Masters and students from his Grade 10 history class.
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