Nursing Service in WW2

Sister Amy Brown

274633 Sister Amy BROWN 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 John and Sarah Jane Brown. S.R.N.4.


  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.