I'm investigating this Nurse. She MAY be entitled to be commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. I'm afraid I'm not very experienced with Female Non-Coms and therefore was wondering if anyone who specialises in this area might be prepared and able to help me pad the case out a bit. I presume I will need to locate her Death Certificate at some stage which will be difficult as she died and is buried overseas!
I found her by someone providing a photo of her parents headstone in Dover. The headstone clearly shows that this lady did exist and that she died in Palestine whilst tirelessly working as a nurse. In my opinion she deserves her sacrifice to be recognised...
My email is clarkneil(at)live.co.uk
Neil JOHNCOCK EMatron (Nurse) Edith JOHNCOCK Royal Red Cross (RRC). Matron of the FHMS Hospital, Nazareth, Palestine.
Died 5 December 1920 at Nazareth, Palestine. Daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Johncock of 67 Barton Road, Dover, Kent.
During the Great War Edith was Matron of a British Military Hospital in Palastine. At some stage Edith was captured by the Turks and interned in a Prisoner of War (POW) camp in Palastine. The Turks took her to Megiddo at some stage where Edith nursed sick and wounded Turkish soldiers. After the Great War ended the Turks released Edith and she returned to her parents in Dover. For some reason Edith then returned to work in Palastine with British soldiers. Edith became Matron of the FHMS Hospital in Nazareth where she continued to nurse ill British military personnel. It was here that she died aged 49 years on 5 December 1920.
This lady (recorded by CWGC) was related to Edith – JOHNCOCK F.M
Nurse 24919 Florence Minnie JOHNCOCK. Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC).
Died 5 November 1918 aged 23 years. Daughter of John Henry and Clara Johncock of 6 Odo Road, Dover, Kent. Buried Dover (Charlton) Cemetery, Dover, Kent. Grave reference – I.H.16.
Probably also related to this man who died during the Second World War and is recorded on the CWGC index for WW2 civilian deaths – JOHNCOCK E.A
Private Ernest Albert JOHNCOCK. Home Guard The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
Died 18 November 1941. Resided 12 High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent. Son of Albert E and Minnie Johncock of Nelson Crescent, Napier, New Zealand.