RICHARDSON, Sybil Gwendoline

Nursing Service in WW2 206418 Sister Sybil Gwendoline 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 34. References Smith, AK (2004) Gender & Warfare in the twentieth century: Textual representations. … Read More

RHODES, Sarah

Bibliography Sarah “Sally” RHODES was born in Blackpool, Lancashire in 19061,2. She went to the Lancaster Girls Grammar School 1917-19222. In 1923 her father remarried. His second wife Isabella Smythe had been a sister in Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) in WW14. Nursing Service in WW2 Sally RHODES served in the Second World War as a member of … Read More

PIRIE, Barbara

Nursing Service in WW2 Sister Barbara PIRIE QAIMNS 274846 Sister Barbara PIRIE 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 & … Read More

O’LOUGHLIN, Annie Margaret

Bibliography Miss Annie Margaret O’LOUGHLIN was born on the 12th September 1916, in Avoca, County Wicklow, Ireland1. She trained at the City Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, 1935-382. Nursing Service in WW2 Sister Annie Margaret O’LOUGHLIN Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service (Reserve) (QAIMNSR) was killed in action on the 13th September 1943, when HMHS Newfoundland was bombed off the Salerno beaches, in the … Read More

McGIBBON, Rose Anne (Rosa)

Biography Rose Anne (known as Rosa during her nursing career), was born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh on August 10th 18861. Following a period as a book keeper she trained as a nurse at the Mater Infirmorum, Belfast, between January 1909 and January 19131. She than trained as a District Nurse at St Lawrence’s House, Dublin, which was the training institution … Read More

LOUGHNAN, Margery

Early Years When Margery Loughnan was born in October 1888 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, her father, Alfred, was 30, and her mother, Mildred, was 31. She had three brothers and five sisters1,2. In 1911 she was a Governess at a house near her family in Croydon3. She trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London 1913-1916, joining the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial … Read More

FLECK, Emma

Biography Emma FLECK was from Dervock, Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland1. She trained as a nurse at the Kent County Mental Hospital, 1934-1939, and the Central Middlesex Hospital 1939-19412. Nursing Service in WW2 Sister Emma FLECK joined the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve )in March 1945. She served in India, the Far East, and on the Hospital Ship … Read More

DOWLING, N. Gwen

Nursing Service in WW2 Sister DOWLING, N. Gwen, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) (QAIMNSR) was serving at the 20th Combined General Hospital, Singapore. She left Singapore on theSS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942. “… reached Padang and was evacuated with six other nurses … gave evidence to 1943 enquiry …went on to … Read More

CURRIER, Florence May

Biography Florence May CURRIER was born in St Georges, Wellington in Shropshire, 14 May 18891 2 3. Her father was an Engineer’s Clerk1. By the 1911 Census she was employed as a domestic servant near to home2. She trained as a nurse at the Oldham Royal Infirmary may 1913 – May 1916, and was employed there before volunteering for service … Read More

COWARD, Laura

Nursing Service in WW2 206068 Sister COWARD, Laura, 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 survivor since first attack on ship. Believed killed by a direct hit on her cabin1 … She … Read More