BRAND, Mary

Nursing Service in WW2 206782 Sister BRAND, Mary, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was serving at the1st Malaysian General Hospital, Singapore. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942. “… survived the sinking of the SS Kuala but died later from wounds incurred in the bombing of Pom Pong … Read More

BOSTOCK, V Muriel

Nursing Service in WW2 Sister BOSTOCK, V Muriel, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) (QAIMNSR) was in Singapore in 1942, but it is not known in what capacity. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 1942. ” … reached Singkep and then Eastern Sumatra with Nurse Edith Wood, and Padang … Read More

BLACK, Charlotte Florence

Biography Charlotte Florence BLACK was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in 1916, the daughter of Robert and Charlotte Black1. She trained as a nurse in Weymouth2. On March 18, 1941 she joined Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS)2. Nursing Service in WW2 206670 Sister BLACK was posted to 17th Combined General Hospital, in India. In December 1941, after the bombing of … Read More

BATEMAN, Edith Mary

Nursing Service in WW2 257776 Sister Edith Mary BATEMAN Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) 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 Lewis and Margaret Bateman, of … Read More

AYERS, Eileen Norah

Nursing Service in WW2 206581 Sister AYERS, Eileen Norah, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) was serving at the17th Combined General Hospital, Singapore. She left Singapore on the SS Kuala, which was sunk by Japanese bombers on February 14, 19421. … last seen after first direct hit on ship by MA Evans and other members of the QAIMNS. Not seen … Read More

ATKIN, Joyce Kathleen

Nursing Service in WW2 270574 Sister Joyce Kathleen ATKIN, 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 1. Daughter of Sidney Robert and Annie Atkin4. References Smith, … Read More

SS Khedive Ismail

The SS Khedive Ismail was a steamship sunk with great loss of life in 1944. On 6 February 1944 Convoy KR-8 sailed from Kilindini Harbour at Mombasa, Kenya to Colombo, Ceylon. The convoy consisted of five troop transports (Khedive Ismail, City of Paris, Varsova, Ekma & Ellenga), escorted by the heavy cruiser HMS Hawkins and the destroyers HMS Petard and … Read More

AIREY, Freda

Nursing Service in WW2 260226 Sister Freda AIREY Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Serevice (Reserve) 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 14, and on the Arnside Memorial, Westmorland. References Smith, … Read More