Nursing Service in WW2

274639 Sister Phyllis NUTTALL Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service was killed at sea on the 12th February, when the SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Indian Ocean 1 2 3.

She is commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, Panel 22. Column 2 4.


  1. Smith, AK (2002) Gender & Warfare in the twentieth century: Textual representation. Manchester: MUP. p112.
  2. Worsley, P.(Ed) (2010) SS Khedive Ismail. Maritime Heritage Association Journal Vol. 2 (12). p7.
  3. Crabbe, B. (2014) Beyond the call of duty [WWW]
  4. Commonwealth War Graves Commission