FINLEY, Margaret Raven

Biography Margaret Finley was born on 14th June 1910 in West Malvern. She was educated at Wychcrest School, West Malvern and Cheltenham Ladies College. In 1933 she started nurse training at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, qualifying in 1937. She then undertook midwifery training. She was commissioned into the QAIMNS as a Staff Nurse in October 1938, and was posted to … Read More

DUNLOP, Doreen Violet

Nursing Service in WW2 363771 Sister DUNLOP, Doreen Violet, 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 within minutes of getting into lifeboat off Pom Pong Island1 … She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs FW … Read More

DICKSON, Ruth Hannah

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, … Read More

DEWAR, Alice Whitehead

Nursing Service in WW2 270637 Sister Alice Whitehead DEWAR 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 James and Mary Ann Stewart Dewar, of … Read More

DERVAN, Gertrude

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, … Read More

DAVIS, Mary Ellen

Biography Mary Ellen DAVIS was born in Dublin in 1878. Her father was a Clerk in the Civil Service. She was educated at a private school in Dublin1. From February 1901 to November 1902 she trained as a nurse at the City of Dublin Nursing Institution1, which was associated with the City of Dublin Hospital2. After qualifying as a nurse … Read More

DAVIES, Naomi

Nursing Service in WW2 206982 Sister DAVIES, Naomi, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was serving at the Alexandra Hospital, Singapore. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942. “…rescued from the sea at Pom Pong island … and reached a small sand island, within a day or so they … Read More

DAVIES, Margaret Eluned

Nursing Service in WW2 238669 Sister Margaret Eluned DAVIES 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 24. References Smith, AK (2004) Gender & Warfare in … Read More

DALGARNO, Elsie Alice

Nursing Service in WW2 208105 Sister Elsie Alice DELGARNO 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 Alexander and Mary Dalgarno, of Aberdeen4. References … Read More

CLEWETT, Catherine Hilda

Nursing Service in WW2 208176 Sister CLEWETT, Catherine Hilda, 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. … not seen by any survivors after raid on ship1 … She was the daughter of Charles Robert and Ada Clewett, … Read More