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   Sister Mary Agnes Doherty R.R.C.
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 29/03/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/09/1887
Died: 05/09/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 28
Summary      
Mary Agnes Doherty was the eldest daughter of Philip and Catherine Doherty. She was born in Magherafelt on 10th September 1887. The 1901 census lists Mary Agnes as age 13 living with the family in Meeting Street, Magherafelt. Philip Doherty was a member of the R.I.C. The 1911 census lists Mary working as a nurse in Mohill, County Leitrim. She later became a nurse in Dublin. Mary volunteered for service and was stationed in a general hospital in France where she was mentioned in despatched by Sir John French. Afterwards she received the award of Royal Red Cross. Sister Doherty went on to Salonika where she contracted malaria. She had returned to duty when she was struck down with dysentery to which she succumbed on 5th September 1916 in Salonika.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery
  Thessalonika, Salonika, 12
Grave Ref: Grave 0-11
CWGC Casualty 624622
Summary      
The Cemetery is on the northern outskirts of Thessalonika, it lies on the west side of the road to Serres, Langada Street, adjoining the Roman Catholic, French and Italian War Cemeteries.
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1 1901 Census lists Doherty family 1901 census lists Mary A as age 13 living with the family at house 32 in Meeting Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Doherty family 1911 census does not list Mary as living with the family at house 34 in Meeting Street, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists Mary Agnes Doherty 1911 census lists Mary Agnes working as a nurse at house 1 in Main Street, Mohill, Leitrim
4 Church of St. John, Milltown, Magherafelt Lists details of family plot
5 FindAGrave.com Photo of Sister Mary Agnes Doherty's grave
6 Forum discussion (GWF) Details of Mary Agnes Doherty
7 Genealogy Forum discussion Details of Mary Agnes Doherty
8 Genealogy Forum discussion Details of Mary Agnes Doherty
9 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
10 Q.A.I.M.N.S. Memorial, Belfast Mary Agnes Doherty listed on memorial in St Anne's
11 Staff Nurse Emily Gray From Minterburn. Also listed on Q.A.I.M.N.S. Memorial, Belfast
12 Staff Nurse Rachel Ferguson From Coagh. Also listed on Q.A.I.M.N.S. Memorial, Belfast
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2018