Nursing Service in WW2

266750 Sister Gertrude DERVAN 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, Panel 22. Column 2. Daughter of Martin and Ellen Dervan, of Loughrea, Co. Galway, Irish Republic4.

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://www.briancrabbmaritimebooks.co.uk/beyond-the-call-of-duty
  4. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org