Nursing Service in WW2

Sister BOSTOCK, V Muriel, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) (QAIMNSR) was in Singapore in 1942, but it is not known in what capacity. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942.

” … reached Singkep and then Eastern Sumatra with Nurse Edith Wood, and Padang where they boarded a Dutch cargo vessel, reaching Columbo on March 6, 19421 … “.

She is one of the few nurses to have reached home from the sinking of the SS Kuala and the SS Tanjong Pinang.


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