Introduction

In 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, the newly formed Cumnock History Group has been researching the names on the War Memorial plus other men with Cumnock connections mentioned on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or in 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 webmaster cumnockhistory [at] icloud.com 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


More on Sister Earl


References
Scottish Women's Hospital names
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Scottish Women's Hospital site

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