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Norah Creina Denny and Queen Margaret's School

Norah Denny, 1923 Norah Denny, 1923, BC Archives I-67722

Norah Creina Denny was born in Lincolnshire, where her father practised medicine, in 1885. She attended Lincoln High School and Queen Margaret's School, Scarborough.

During the First World War she served at home and in France with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) as a Special Military Probationer; she was mentioned in despatches and was awarded the Royal Red Cross Society medal (A.R.R.C.).

In 1919 Miss Denny came to Duncan, on what was intended to be a "working holiday"; she decided to stay on, and in 1920 she opened her first day school. Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan continues as a private boarding school for girls to this day. She kept her letters of recommendation, and some of her identification documentation from her war years. 



Find these records in the BC Archives

MS-1337, Queen Margaret’s School records, Box 1, Files 1 and 5, 1914 – 1920

Selected letters and documents from Norah C. Denny.