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Ada Wilson

Rank: Volunteer
Street: Main Street
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident in Edgeworthstown - transcribed as Aida.
Census 1911: Resident at Main Street, Edgeworthstown
Regiment/Unit: Joint War Committee Voluntary Aid Detachment (Red Cross & St John's Ambulance) - Westmeath No. 6
Regiment Number:
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Ada Margaret was born 5 December 1890 in Edgeworthstown, to Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson and was one of eight children; Thomas Snr was a physician in the town and a Justice of the Peace.

Ada served with the No. 6 Westmeath region of the Joint War Committee Voluntary Aid Detachment (J.W.V.A.D.), but was deployed to two English hospitals. She was firstly in the 1st Western General Hospital in Liverpool from December 1917 to August 1918. From September 1918, she was attached to the South African Military Hospital in Richmond Park, London, which saw a total of 274 officers and 9,142 men of other ranks had been admitted to the hospital by October 1918. Ada completed her voluntary service in May 1919.

Ada's sister, Eleanor Marie, was a nurse with the VAD during the war. Their elder brother, Sjt Mj Thomas Reginald Wilson D.C.M. served with the R.A.M.C. in WW1. 

Parents Names: Daughter of Thomas Wilson and Elizabeth (née Nolan), Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

Link to British Red Cross entry 01; link to Civil Record of Birth; information on the SA Military Hospital, including plans

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