Annie was born in 1885 in Welshpool. She had thirteen siblings; 8 brothers and 5 sisters. Her mother died when she was only a year old, and her father, a coal merchant and iron founder remarried afterwards (he later passed away in 1910).
By 1910 Annie had gone to live with her sister Emily Jane, who had recently married journalist Herbert Howard Summers and settled on Middleton Road in Oswestry. Also living with them was their sister Amy Mary.
In 1915, Annie’s brother Percy (b. 1881) was killed in action in Flanders, France.
Annie passed away in 1957.
Annie joined the Shropshire 38 VAD and served at Park Hall Military hospital from 31/8/1916 until the end of the war as an Admission and Discharge Clerk. She was paid 40s 6d per week.