Eugenie Elizabeth Teggin was born in January 1890, her father was a farmer in the Oswestry area named John Teggin.
She trained at Dewsbury Infirmary and worked at the Welshpool Hospital before applying to the QAIMNS (Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps) and completing her Military Nurse training at Walton on Thames. The QAIMNS where first setup by Florence Nightingale and her efforts in nursing during the Crimean War. In 1916 she was sent to Salonika in Greece to assist with the allied push on the Macedonian Front to assist German occupied Bulgaria. On the crossing to Salonika her ship, the Britannic, was torpedoed, she survived this attack but during her duties in Salonika she contracted Malaria twice.
When the war ended she returned home and passed away of what was described as a “fatal Illness” on Christmas Day 1918. She was given a full Military funeral on the 28th December where her coffin was conveyed on a gun carriage and a firing party from the RAMC accompanied it. Her name is on the Nurses Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.