In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Cumnock History Group began researching the names on the Cumnock War Memorial plus other men and women with Cumnock connections mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or in the Cumnock Chronicle of the time. The research is not limited to those who died but also to men and women who served, using family history information.

The group would like to appeal to individuals with knowledge of family members for photographs of the soldier, either in uniform or not, and photos of medals or other memorabilia eg letters sent home from the Front. If you would be prepared to share these on this site, please email the web manager The group is willing to share any copies of documents found with the soldier's descendants.

Sunday 30 March 2014

Nurse Agnes Kerr Earl

Agnes was born in Cumnock about 1885 to William Earl and Jane Purdie. Her mother died when she was a baby. Her father brought her  and brother James up. He was a joiner.

She served as a  Nurse in the America Unit of the Scottish Women's Hospital  from 14th December 1916 until her  death on 19 March 1919 in Vranya,  Serbia.
Headstone in Cumnock Old Cemetery, Barrhill Road

Cumnock Chronicle added March 2018

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