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.
- Smith, AK (2004) Gender & Warfare in the twentieth century: Textual representations. Manchester: MUP. p112.
- Worsley, P. (Ed) (2010) SS Khedive Ismail. Maritime Heritage Association Journal Vol 21(2). p7.
- Crabbe, B. (2014) Beyond the call of duty [WWW] http://www.briancrabbmaritimebooks.co.uk/beyond-the-call-of-duty
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission. http://www.cwgc.org