Eugenie Elizabeth Teggin was born in January 1890 to John (1949), a Farmer, and Mary (1852). She had four siblings; Ada (1852), Eva (1892), Sarah (1892) and Harry (1887). The family lived at The Willows, St Martins Moor, Oswestry.
Eugenie trained at Dewsbury Infirmary and then worked at The Hospital, Welshpool before applying to the QAIMNS. She completed her military nurse training at Walton on Thames.
In 1916 she was sent to nurse in Salonika, Greece. Eugenie was on board the Britannic, a hospital ship, which was sunk by an explosion in the Mediterranean. It is still unclear whether a torpedo or an enemy mine was the cause.
Eugenie was among the survivors but during her nursing service in Salonika she twice contracted malaria.
She returned home in 1918 where she contracted what was reported in the Llangollen Advertiser as a ‘fatal illness’ and died on Christmas Day 1918.
Her military funeral was held on the 28 December. Her coffin was conveyed on a gun carriage and a firing party from the RAMC accompanied it. Eugenie is buried in St Martin’s churchyard. Her name is on the Nurses Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Sources: www.ancestry.co.uk, Oswestry Advertiser, Llangollen Advertiser,
National memorial Arboretum