13. Thomas Joseph TREACY (Thomas , John ) was born on 13 Apr 1881 in Murgasty, Co. Tipperary. He was christened about 13 Apr 1881 in Tipperary. He died on 13 Apr 1969 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. He was buried in New Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.
Thomas married Ellen O'SULLIVAN, daughter of James (Big Jim) SULLIVAN and Julia DOODY, on 12 Jan 1915 in Church of S.S. Peter And Paul, Cork. Ellen was born on 24 Oct 1887 in Glynn, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She was christened on 25 Oct 1887 in Analeentha Church, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. She died on 18 Sep 1972 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She was buried in New Cemetery, Carrick-on-Suir.
They had the following children.
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Patrick TREACY was born in between 1915 and 1920 in Waterford. He died in between 1915 and 1920 in Waterford.
Patrick died as an infant. I am told that he was born and died in a nursing home in Waterford city.
Note: It is surprising Patrick wasn't named Thomas as it was traditional at the time to name the eldest son after his paternal grandfather.
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Mary Frances (Joan) TREACY was born on 20 Aug 1920 in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. She died on 23 Oct 2003 in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. She was buried in Shanganagh Cemetery, Dublin.
The name on Joan's birth certificate is Mary Frances and on her baptismal certificate it is Mary Bridget. However, she was called Joan by her family. She used this name for most of her life until after her retirement when she changed it to Jo-Ann.
Jo-Ann trained as a nurse in Manchester, qualifying in 1944. She had always wanted to travel so, following a number of years of general and industrial nursing in the UK, she joined the QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) in 1952. Her first foreign posting was to Benghazi in Libya in 1953, followed by Cyprus in 1954.
Jo-Ann returned to England in 1956 and, while working at Shorncliffe Military Hospital, decided she wanted to specialise in nurse training. She embarked on a two-year course in Hull University, obtaining a Diploma in Nurse Training and Education in 1959, after which she spent many years training student nurses overseas during postings to Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 1963, while serving in Hong Kong, she was awarded an Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC) medal for exceptional services in military nursing.
Following her permanent return to England in 1970 Jo-Ann continued to train nurses at the military hospitals in Tidworth, Colchester, Aldershot and Woolwich. She retired in 1975 as Director of Studies at Woolwich and as acting colonel. She lived briefly in Brighton following her retirement before settling in Henfield in West Sussex. Jo-Ann never married although it is believed that she was engaged in the 1950s, possibly to a military doctor. Sadly, the marriage never took place because it appears her fiancé was killed in a bomb explosion in Cyprus, about which we have no details.
+ 18 F iii Sheila TREACY was born on 27 Jul 1923. She died on 5 Jul 2012. + 19 M iv Thomas Noel (Noel) TREACY was born on 14 Dec 1926. He died on 23 May 2009.
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