Nursing Service in WW2

EDCC/363 Sister Ann WOSLEY-LEWIS East African Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February 1944, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean [10[2][3]

She is commemorated on the East African Memorial, Column 75. Daughter of Christopher and Agnes Stirke, of Bedale, Yorkshire; wife of Arthur Wolseley-Lewis, of G/1911, Kenya [4]


  1. Smith, AK (2004) Gendre & Warfare in the twentieth century: Textual representation. Manchester: MUP p.112.

  2. Worsley, P. (Ed)(2010)SS Khedive Ismail. Martine Heritage Association Journal Vol 2(12). p7.

  3. Crabbe, B. (2014) Beyond the call of duty [WWW] http://briancrabbmaritimebooks.com/Beyond_The_Cll_of_Duty.php

  4. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org