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Mystery Driscoll
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Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and need some advice please, especially  if I have posted this in the correct forum. My Great Grandmother, Mary Driscoll/O'Driscoll was born in 1890 in Cork, Ireland. Family members have told me that Mary was a nurse in France during the war and I would like to find any records for her (if there are any). Mary married in Cork in 1908 before having my grandfather in 1909. Mary died  the 13th August 1917 in Cork and she died from TB. So, would she have enlisted at all because she was married with 2 sons by 1909 so she would have been 24 when the War started in 1914? The elderly relative is adamant that Mary went to France. Any help or advice would be appreciated please. Thank you

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DavidOwen

Welcome to the forum.

Did Mary have a middle name?

There are a couple of options such as https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6277802 and 

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6076573

Neither are guaranteed to be your Mary. Take a look at them through the watermark or view them for free on Ancestry.

Are there any medals in the family?

Good luck with your research

David

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Mystery Driscoll
8 minutes ago, DavidOwen said:

Welcome to the forum.

Did Mary have a middle name?

There are a couple of options such as https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6277802 and 

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D6076573

Neither are guaranteed to be your Mary. Take a look at them through the watermark or view them for free on Ancestry.

Are there any medals in the family?

Good luck with your research

David

Hi David

Thanks for the reply. Mary had a second name according to her birth but she never seemed to use it on anything else. Second name was Bridget. She has been rather a mystery but no one has ever mentioned any medals that she may have received. I'll have a look at the links. Thanks a lot

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DavidOwen

Neither of the links I posted are likely to be her as both had a middle initial "E" (but worth checking in case of a miss-transcribed "B".

No record of her on the British Red Cross site under either surname.

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Jim Strawbridge

She is not on my database of WW1 serving female casualties.

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