Nursing Service in WW2

Nursing Sister Edith Mary Bateman
(with kind permission of Brian Crabb)

257776 Sister Edith Mary BATEMAN Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) 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, Panel 22. Column 2. Daughter of Lewis and Margaret Bateman, of Risca, Monmouthshire4.


  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. Crabb, B. (2015) Passage to Destiny: The Sinking of the Troopship Khedive Ismail in the Sea War Against Japan. Donington, Lincolnshire: Paul Watkins Publishing
  4. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.