HASTINGS, Valerie Frances

Nursing Service in WW2 263805 Sister Valerie Frances HASTINGS 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 the twentieth … Read More

HARVEY, Grace Wesslink

Nursing Service in WW2 274658 Sister Grace Wesslink HARVEY 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 George and Agnes Harvey, of West … Read More

GALE, Majory Eveline

Biography 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 … Read More

FOWLER, Majorie Helen Taylor

Nursing Service in WW2 207652 Sister FOWLER, Marjorie Helen Taylor, 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, she was picked up by the SS Tanjong Pinang which was sunk by a Japanese naval vessel on February … 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

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

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

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