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Territorial Force Nursing Service

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Those known to have served with

Territorial Force Nursing Service

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Cox Margaret Annie. Nurse (d.7th February 1919)
  • Selvey Kate Selwood. Staff Nurse
  • Wills Mary Elizabeth. Staff Nurse (d.30th Mar 1918)

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Nurse Margaret Annie Cox 2nd Western Field Hospital, Manchester (d.7th February 1919)

Margaret Annie Cox was the daughter of Mrs Bridget Cox of Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim. Died of influenza at age 35 and is buried in the South-East part of old ground of the Ardcarne (St. Beo-Aedh's) Old Graveyard, Co. Roscommon.

1919 Nov 11. Mothers letter to the War Office. The late Annie Cox. Staff Nurse, T.F.N.S. Died (at home) February-1919. Sir. May I respectfully bring to your special notice-my case (as mother of deceased) Staff Nurse Annie Cox. She contracted Lethargic Meningitis after Influenza. Was ordered complete rest and change. She arrived home practically to die as she went to bed next day from which she never rose and died 06-February-1919. She cost me more than I could afford, comforting her, and funeral expenses. She was buried 08-February-1919. May I beg that at least the funeral expenses be refunded to me. She was a great loss to me in every way. Are Nurses on some ----------as soldiers?----some kind of allowence? Mrs B Cox. Mother. (£38-9-5 was later sent to Mrs B Cox. )

s flynn


Staff Nurse Mary Elizabeth Wills Territorial Force Nursing Service (d.30th Mar 1918)

Mary Elizabeth Wills, Staff Nurse, served in the Territorial Force Nursing Service and died age 33 on the 30th March 1918. She is remembered at St. Paul's Church and is buried in Jarrow Cemetery. Her name was also on a marble tablet which was in the chapel of Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital, Millbank, London. The memorial tablet was moved to the Royal Garrison Church, Farnborough Road, Aldershot during the later redevelopment of Millfield. Mary's brother John George Wills was also one of the fallen in the Great War.

Mary was born in Cramlington 1885 and had lived in Jarrow. She was the daughter of Jabez and Mary Wills of 62 Wansbeck Road, Jarrow. In the 1911 census the family was living at this address. John(56) was a waiter in a restaurant and Mary(56) his wife. Margy(24), Lily(16) and John G(15) but Mary Elizabeth(27) and Ethel(21) are no longer resident.

Vin Mullen


Staff Nurse Kate Selwood Selvey

My great aunt Kate Selwood Selvey (born 29th June 1889 in Portishead, Somerset, England) worked during the Great War as a Nurse in the Territorial Force Nursing Service in several hospitals including the 1st Southern Hospital.

Ward in the 1st Southern Hospital in 1914

Stephanie Joan Selwood Keenan

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