COBBOLD, Theodosia Agnes


Mrs Theodosia Agnes COBBOLD (neé Sinclair) who was the great granddaughter of Lord Chief Justice Denman, trained at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. On the 1891 census she was listed as a Lady Nurse on the Isle of Wight 1. She married Charles Augustus Cobbold in Ontario, Canada.

Nursing Service in the Boer War

She volunteered for service with the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital and when accepted was taken into the Princess Christian’s Army Nursing Service (Reserve) 2. She served with the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital at Deelfontein 3.

Her husband - Charles Augusts Cobbold served in WW1 with the Suffolk Regiment and died at Loos in 1915. It was not known if he served in South Africa.


  1. The National Archives: The England Census RG12 15/951/98/19
  2. War Office (1900) Nominal Roll of the Princess Christian's Army Nursing Service (Reserve) as at 30th September 1900
  3. The National Archives: War Office WO 100/130: p228