Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Staff Nurse Ellen Nellie McKeown
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Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 15/04/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
10/08/1887
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Ellen McKeown was the youngest child of Robert and Eliza McKeown. She was the youngest of nine children. All the children were born in the Moneymore Coagh area. Her father was a farmer. Nellie became a nurse and was working and living in Belfast by 1911. She joined the Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. in the spring of 1917. She was posted to Dover on 2nd May 1917, where she served at the Military Hospital, Dover during the war. In March 1919, after demobilisation, she returned to Belfast.
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1 1901 Census lists MacKeown family Lists Nellie as age 13 living with the family at house 15 in Tamlaght, Springhill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Ellen McKeown Lists Ellen as age 23 living at house 192.2 in Falls Road, St Anne's Ward, Antrim
3 1911 Census lists MacKeown family Does not list Nellie as living with the family at house 13 in Tamlaght, Springhill, Londonderry
4 Brother - Robert W McKeown Also served in the the war
5 National Archives UK Military documents (47 pages)
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
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