Nursing Service in WW2

2237772 Sister DICKSON, Ruth Hannah, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was serving in Singapore in 1942. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942.

… died in internment at Palembang, Sumatra1

She was the daughter of Joseph Alexander and Lydia Ann Dickson of Eglish, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She died in captivity, December 24, 1944 at Palembang, Sumatra, and is buried in the Jakarta War Cemetery 5.H.72.


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