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Annie Neish

Surname: Neish
Other names: Annie
Other people in this story:
William Neish
Jane Neish née Hinder
Alfred William Neish
Locations in this story:
Feock, Nr. Truro, Cornwall
No. 1 Reading War Hospital
London Road Cemetery (Old Cemetery), Reading, Berkshire
The Gardens, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey

Annie Neish was born in 1886 in Feock, Nr. Truro, Cornwall. She was the daughter of William Neish, who became a gardener on the Iwerne Minster estate, and Jane Neish (née Hinder). Among her siblings was Alfred William, born in 1894. At the time of the 1911 Census Annie was single, a domestic nurse, living at The Gardens, Iwerne Minster, Dorset.

On 18th January 1916 she became a Red Cross Nurse with the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) and served in No. 1 Reading War Hospital, Berkshire. She died there of sepsis on 18th October 1918 after nursing a soldier who had septic pneumonia. She was buried at London Road Cemetery (Old Cemetery), Reading (grave id. 80. 16489) on 23rd October, 1918. She is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury. Her gravestone in Reading includes memorials to her mother, Jane (died 1932) and her brother, Alfred William (died in Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915).

Printed Source:
Iwerne Minster Before, During, and After the Great War. Edited by P. Anderson Graham.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives