Sara Corning Society

Sara Corning

When she was born in Chegoggin, Yarmouth County, in 1872 there could be no way of predicting that Sara Corning would one day be presented as a hero to the King of Greece.

  • Received Nursing Diploma in 1899 in New Hampshire
  • Joined the Red Cross during World War l
  • Involved in Relief Efforts in Wake of Halifax Explosion in 1917
  • Joined Near East Relief Effort to Aid Refugees in Turkey in 1919
  • Helped Save Thousands of Orphans from the Siege of Smyrna in 1922
  • Awarded Silver Cross Medal by King George ll of Greece in 1923
  • Continued Her Work with Orphans in Greece and Turkey until 1930
  • Returned Home to Yarmouth County in Retirement and Died in 1969

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Sara in Armenia & Ottoman Empire (Turkey)

Sara in Smyrna

Sara in Greece

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