Marjory Eveline GALE was trained at the Park Hospital, Lewisham, and at the Royal Portsmouth Hospital. She was called up for service in June 1941, and shortly afterwards embarked for India and then Malaya1.

Nursing Service in WW2

213310 Sister GALE, Marjory Eveline, Territorial Army Nursing Service (TANS) was serving at the 1st Malaysian General Hospital, Singapore. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942.

… not seen since shipwreck… 2.

She was the daughter of John Henry Gale and Georgina Eleanor Gale, of Sevenoaks, Kent. She died at sea February 14, 1942, and her name is recorded on the Singapore Memorial Column 1133.


  1. The British Journal of Nursing, June 1943, p.71
  2. Pether, M. (2012) SS Kuala Researched Passenger List version 3.3.5 (available from the COFEPOW website)
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission