Nursing service in WW2

Mary Lea SRN SCM trained at Manchester Royal Infirmary 1931-19341. She joined the Territorial Army Nursing Service (TANS) and was granted an emergency commission as a Sister on the 30th May 19411. She died on the 13th September 1943, killed in action when the hospital ship HMHS Newfoundland was bombed and sunk in the Mediterranean2, 3.


  1. British Journal of Nursing (1944) The Passing Bell, British Journal of Nursing, March 1944, p.29
  2. London Gazette (1942) Supplement, 13 February 1942, p.754
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission