KELLS, Maggie Jane

Nursing Service in WW2

274727 Sister Maggie Jane KELLS Queen Alexandra's Imperial 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 Ocean1 2 3. She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial Memorial, Panel 22. Column 2. Daughter of William Kells, and of Mary Anne Kells, of Milltown, Co. Cavan, Irish Republic. Her sister KELLS, Winifred Evelyn who was also killed at sea at the same time4.

References

  1. Smith, AK (2004) Gender & Warfare in the twentieth century: Textual representations. Manchester: MUP. p112.
  2. Worsley, P. (Ed) (2010) SS Khedive Ismail. Maritime Heritage Association Journal Vol 21(2). 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