Staff Nurse Margaret Annie Cox

Born at Cootehall, County Roscommon

1915 May 16. Joined the Territorial Force Nursing Service and served in the 2nd Western Field Hospital, Manchester.

Nursed at Booth Hall Infirmary, Manchester, and finished her training there 20-December-1918.

Brothers and sisters at the time of her death; Maggie 35yrs, Lizzie 28 yrs, Teresa 26 yrs, Thomas 24 yrs, William 20 yrs, Josephene 18 yrs, another relation Mary J Cox 22 yrs, also lived in her house. Home address given as Leitrim Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim. Mothers address given as Cloonshebawn, Carrick-on-Shannon. Next of kin recorded as (sister) Miss Teresa Cox, Leitrim Road.

1919 Feb 7 Died of influenza aged 35. Listed as Annie Cox in her records.

1919 Feb 8. Buried Ardcarn Church of Ireland Churchyard, Roscommon . Daughter of Mrs Bridget Cox of Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim.

1919 Nov 11. Mothers letter to the War Office.
The late Annie Cox.
Staff Nurse, T.F.N.S.
Died (at home) February-1919.
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. )


British Soldiers died in Ireland