Nursing Service in WW2

206581 Sister AYERS, Eileen Norah, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was serving at the17th Combined General Hospital, Singapore. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 19421.

… last seen after first direct hit on ship by MA Evans and other members of the QAIMNS. Not seen since taking to sea1

She died at sea February 14, 1942, and her name is recorded on the Singapore Memorial Column 1132


  1. Pether, M. (2012) SS Kuala Researched Passenger List version 3.3.5 (available from the COFEPOW website)
  2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission