Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Edith Fenton

Edith Fenton, 1942

A relative of Miss A. Edith Fenton (1893-1974) kindly shared her portrait, and her impressive story. Mr. Fenton told us: “For her work as a nurse in Halifax, including during the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion in 1917 (still the largest conventional weapon explosion in history) that wiped out a portion of the city, and as head of nursing for St. John Ambulance in Canada, she received the King’s Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935, the MBE in 1942, and in 1947 the King made her a member of the Royal Order of St. John.”

Our respect goes to Mr. Fenton working to maintain his great aunt’s legacy.