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1939-1945
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A      
Acey,
Miss Clara
C. Acey
?
-
Sister
22.03.1943 [266238]
22.03.1943


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Aconley,
Miss Laura
[later: Mrs L. Ashdown]
L. Acornley
?
-
Sister
17.12.1941 [215239] (retd 1945/46)
Mentioned in Despatches MID
11.01.1945
Italy
17.12.1941


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Airey,
Miss Freda
F. Airey
?
-
12.02.1944
[Brookwood Memorial, panel 22, column 1]
Sister 08.02.1943 [260226]
08.02.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
12.02.1944     lost in the sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail on in the Indian Ocean
Allen,
Miss Constance Maud
F. Airey
1913 ?
-
04.2012 still alive
Sister 30.05.1941 [209732]
Lt. 08.02.1951, seniority 13.10.1939
Mentioned in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
30.05.1941     commissioned, Territorial Army Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
08.02.1951     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps [permanent commission]
Anderson,
Miss Isabella Abigail
I.A. Anderson
Married ((03?).1947, Hull district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Maj. Horace Cornelius William "Mike" Galliford (21.08.1917-14.12.1983) (his second marriage); three sons, one daughter.
25.08.1919
Six Mile Cross, Co. Tyrone, Ireland
-
29.05.1994
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sister 04.01.1943 [236414]
39-45 St - -

Africa Star

Afr St - -

Italy Star

It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
04.01.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa, Italy and Greece
       
 
B      
Badger,
Miss Edith Alice
A.M.C. Balfour

Married (04.1944, Pompey, Italy) ... Derbyshire; ... children (one daughter?).
15.08.1913
-
04.2005
Plymouth district, Devon
Sister 03.05.1943 [270135]
03.05.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Balfour,
Miss Audrey Margaret Craig
A.M.C. Balfour

Daughter of Archibald Craig Balfour, LRCS, LRCP, and Margaret Ellen Balfour, of Aviemore, Inverness-shire.
1906
Duthil district, Inverness-shire, Scotland
-
11.02.1944
Gibraltar
[Brookwood Memorial, panel 22, column 1]
Sister
30.05.1941 [206728]
State Registered Nurse.
03.1940
 
 
enlisted service (proceeded to Malta, where she served throughout the siege, and received an injury from an enemy shell)
30.05.1941


commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]



posted the the Middle East; was on her way back to the UK at the time of her death
Barclay,
Miss Mary Kathleen
"Molly"

M.K. Barclay (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Reilly)
Daughter of the late David Barclay, of Belfast.
Married (20.06.1942, Church of St James, West Malvern, Upton district, Worcestershire) Capt. St George Eyre Harris, OBE, MD, RAMC (1877? - 27.05.1945).
19.06.1885
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
25.08.1968
Farnborough, Hampshire
Staff Nurse ?
Sister 08.07.1919 [2/B/470]
Matron 13.10.1934
Principal Matron 01.03.1939 [206031] (retd 19.06.1942)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 30.12.1941 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) *
Mentioned in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East 02.41-07.41
1914-1920 British War Medal BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Member [1st Class], Royal Red Cross, 1940. Associate [2nd Class], Royal Red Cross, 03.06.1919 [for valuable services with the Armies in France and Flanders].
Education: privately.
08.07.1914     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
20.10.1916 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium (despatches)
      served WW II (CBE, despatches), Mediterranean Stations
1940     Principal Matron, General HQ, Middle East Forces
1942 - 1942 Principal Matron, General HQ, Middle East Forces
Published: 101 Suggestions for Ward Instructions, specially adapted for use in military hospitals (1933).
* Recommendation for the appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire of Principal Matron M.K. Barclay: "This lady has seen the nursing-sisters under her charge increase from about 100 to about 1800 [or 1300?] and the hospitals from eight to over thirty. Her whole-hearted cooperation for the welfare of all types of patients and for their comfort and efficient nursing, as well as for the well-being of her nursing staff has been of extreme value in contending with the many difficulties arising in the many diverse types of hospitals housed in converted buildings of all sorts, hutted or tented camps. She has shown great tact and kind consideration, and has been most helpful to me in many difficult situations."
[Recommended by Col. (T/Maj.Gen.) P.S. Tomlinson, Director of Medical Services, Middle East Forces.]
Bennett,
Miss Phyllis Grant
P.G. Bennett (Photo courtesy of Jacky Prior)
Daughter of of Ernest Grant Bennett, and Ida May Cullen.
Sister of Maj. Douglas Prest Bennett, The Essex Regiment.
06.01.1910
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
-
(09?).1983
Colchester district, Essex
Provisional Staff Nurse 31.10.1936 [206058]
Sister 30.05.1941
Maj. 01.02.1949
Lt.Col. 31.12.1959
Col. 24.08.1964 (retd 06.01.1967)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 01.01.1967 New Year 67 [recommendation available upon request]
Royal Red Cross RRC 13.06.1957 1st class [recommendation available upon request]
31.10.1936     commissioned, QAIMNS
... - ... ...
01.02.1949     renamed: Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Serving Sister, Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, 02.1976.
Bird,
Miss Kathleen Mavis
K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford) K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford)
K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford) K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford)
K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford) K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford)
K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford) K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford)
K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford) K.M. Bird (Photo courtesy of Mr John Glassford)
Married (10.08.1943, All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi, Kenya) George James Glassford, coffee planter; one son, one daughter. George Glassford had been married before to Alice (who died of yellow fever in Kenya) with two daughters.
23.03.1908
Weston super Mare, Somerset
-
?
Sister 30.05.1941 [213107] (reld 16.07.1945)
16.09.1939     disembarked France; posted to No. 3 General Hospital (Offranville, Normandy); evacuated to Rennes on 23.05.1940
1940     posted to Egypt (27th General Hospital MEF, Tel El-Kebir, Egypt to 01.1943)
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Blackman,
Miss Audrey Mary
A.M. Blackman
Daughter of Albert and Alice Mary Blackman, of Hayes, Middlesex.
(03?).1917
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
27.11.1944
[age 28]
[Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium, I.A.35]
Sister 01.07.1944 [318419]
01.07.1944     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Boutle,
Miss Elsie Mildred
E.M. Boutle (Photo courtesy of Sue Boutle) E.M. Boutle (Photo courtesy of Sue Boutle)
Daughter of William Harding Boutle (1837-1891), and Naomi Morley (1854-1939).
Spinster.

(09?).1887
Burwell, Cambridgeshire
-
02.02.1949
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sister 01.11.1926 * [206038] (supernumerary 16.07.1943) (retd 18.12.1946)
A/Matron 01.09.1939-09.10.1942,
21.10.1942-25.02.1944,
13.01.1945-29.06.1945
A/Principal Matron 30.06.1945
Hon. Principal Matron 18.12.1946
Mentioned in Despatches MID 10.07.1919 ?
Royal Red Cross, 1st class (1942); Belgian Medal of Queen Elizabeth; French Medal "De la Reconnaissance"; 1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Defence Medal 1939-1945; War Medal 1939-1945
* Previously served under contract with QAMNS for India
WW I     served in France & Belgium (despatches)
01.11.1926     commissioned, QAIMNS
      Matron of Netley Hospital
      Military Hospital, Inverary, Argyllshire, Scotland
Bowell,
Miss Clare Margaret
C.M. Bowell
Daughter of Percy Bowell, and Clara Annie Bodey.
12.08.1918
Shardlow district, Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire
-
05.1960
Sister 08.08.1944 [328056]
08.08.1944     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in hospitals in Bangalore and Octacamund (India)
Box,
Miss Gwendoline Marjorie
G.M. Box
Daughter of Thomas A. Box, and Margaret A. Nock.
Married ((09?).1946, Rowley Regis district, West Midlands) Ronald Trevor Binns (10.12.1919 - 07.1998); three sons.
17.06.1914
Dudley district, Worcestershire
-
15.01.1998
Great Yarmouth district, Norfolk
Sister 04.01.1945 [333741] (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
04.01.1945     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Brehony,
Miss Phyllis Agatha
P.A. Brehony
(03?).1916
Dunmanway, Co. Cork, Ireland
-
17.03.2014

Dunmanway, Co. Cork, Ireland
Sister 14.02.1944 [306539]
Lt. QARANSC 15.01.1952
Enfield War Memorial Hospital, affiliated to East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, 1934-1938. State Registered Nurse, 28.05.1943 (London).
14.02.1944     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
15.01.1952     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Service Corps
Broadhead,
Miss Hannah
H. Broadhead
14.10.1907
Hemsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
(12?).1983
Ely district, Cambridgeshire
Sister 30.05.1941 [206725] (reld 14.01.1945)
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Egypt and also served on the hospital ship Talamba
Burke,
Miss Bridget Ruby
B.R. Burke
Daughter (with one sister) of Lt.Col. Sir Richard John Charles Burke (1878-1968), Indian Political Service, and Norah Mary Cates (?-1933).
Married 1st ((03?).1947, Stourbridge district; divorced) William E. Rachelle.
Married 2nd (divorced).
Married 3rd ... Robb (predeceased her).
1918 ?
-
13.03.2012
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Sister 28.05.1942 [231352]
Lt. 23.08.1955, seniority 19.05.1949
39-45 St - -

Africa Star

Afr St - -

Italy Star

It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Royal School, Bath; finishing school, Switzerland; Nightingale School of Nursing.
28.05.1942     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & Italy
23.08.1955     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Moved to America, finally to Phoenix, Arizona, where she was Nursing Director (Matron) of the Phoenix General Hospital.
Burrows,
Miss Eleanor Ruth
E.R. Burrows
?
Canterbury, New Zealand
-
?
New Zealand
Sister 30.05.1941 [206717] (reld 08.03.1946)
Hon. Sister 08.03.1946
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Egypt and was aboard HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser)
Nurse in New Zealand pre- & post-war.
       
 
C      
Camp,
Miss Kathleen Grace
D. Cohn
Daughter (with one sister) of Frederick Camp (1885-), and Catherine Annie Lewin (1882-1937).
Married (15.07.1950, Plympton district, Devonshire) Leslie Percy Barber (12.10.1919 - 14.03.1989); two sons, one daughter.
14.10.1912
Wandsworth district, London
-
30.12.1999
Risley, Bedford district, Bedfordshire
Sister 30.05.1941 [206895]
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Clewett,
Miss Catherine Hilda
C.H. Clewett
Daughter of Charles Robert and Ada Clewett, of Holloway, London.
Sister of Sister Frances Ada Fallows, QAIMNSR.
1911 ?
-
14.02.1942
[age 30]
[Singapore Memorial, column 113]
Sister 30.05.1941 [208176]
SRN, CMB.
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Cobban,
Mrs Marjorie Olive
see: Morant,
Miss Marjorie Olive
 
Cohn,
Mrs Dorothy
(née Duff)
D. Cohn
Married (06?).1941, Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Julius Eric Cohn, later Lt. in the Pioneer Corps; ... children (one son?).
?
-
?
Sister 14.08.1944 [325549]
14.08.1944     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Courtney,
Miss Esther Margaret
J.M. Crossfield
09.04.1904
-
08.1997
Sister 21.07.1943 [282980] (reld 24.03.1948; disability)
21.07.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Crichton,
Miss Margaret Tosh
M.T. Crichton
1902
Cargill district, Perthshire, Scotland
-
1985
Glasgow, Scotland
Sister 04.01.1943 [252827] (reld < 04.1946)
Member of a Medical Aid Unit that served in the Spanish Civil War, 1937.
04.01.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      may have served in South Africa
Post-war a District Nurse in Crieff.
Croft,
Miss Ethel
J.M. Crossfield
28.12.1920
-
Sister 10.09.1943 [266665] (reld > 04.1946)
10.09.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Crossfield,
Miss Jean Margaret
J.M. Crossfield
Daughter of George Crossfield, and Margaret I. Manners.
16.02.1921
Conway district,  Caernarvonshire / Denbighshire
-
03.1987
Lancaster district, Lancashire
Sister 29.01.1945 [338510]
Lt. 20.11.1951
01.10.1964, 24.12.1960
Capt. 24.12.1964
01.08.1971, seniority 01.10.1962
Maj. 01.08.1971, seniority 01.10.1970 (reld 31.05.1973)
29.01.1945     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Singapore & Indonesia
20.11.1951     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
01.10.1964     transferred, Territorial Army
01.04.1967     transferred, Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve (Category II, later Group A)
Cullen,
Mrs Charlotte Joan Elizabeth
see: Francis,
Miss Charlotte Joan Elizabeth
 
       
 
D      
Dalgarno,
Miss Elsie Alice
E.A. Dalgarno
Daughter of Alexander Dalgarno, and Mary Ann Greig.
13.10.1903
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
12.02.1944
at sea
[Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, panel 22, column 2]
Sister 09.07.1941 [208015]
09.07.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission] (lost when SS Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine)
D'Ayton,
Mrs Edith Jane
(née Jones ?)
E.J. D'Ayton
Married ((12?).1909, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Leo D'Ayton ?
1889 ?
-
(12?).1961 ?
Exeter district, Devon ?
Sister 16.08.1943 [287672] (reld < 04.1946)
16.08.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Derbyshire,
Mrs Edith Alice
see: Badger,
Miss Edith Alice
 
       
 
E      
Ensor,
Miss Hilda Gertrude
H.G. Ensor
Daughter (with two brothers and two sisters) of Charles Leonard Ensor (1869-1948), and Gertrude Mary Newbery.
18.01.1905
-
1996
Sister 30.10.1942 [246643] (reld 22.06.1946)
30.10.1942     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "Military Hospital Shaftesbury, Chester. Hospital ship "Atlantis". Military Hospital Tichworth. British General Hospital Belgium, De Laan Officers record of service army book 439."
       
 
F      
Fallows,
Miss Frances Ada
"Fran"
F.A. Fallows
Daughter of Alfred William Fallows (1881-1946), and Jane Harper (1884-1948).
Married (1965, Longsight, Manchester) Patrick O'Donnell (1906-);two step-daughters, one step-son.
01.1909
Shropshire district, Staffordshire
-
15.09.1997
Manchester, Lancashire
Sister 30.05.1941 [208082]
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Fawcett,
Miss Kathleen Mary Joseph
K.M.J. Fawcett
(03?).1890
Richmond district, Surrey
-
1972
Dorset
Sister 18.06.1943 [279594] (reld < 04.1946)
18.06.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Fouracre,
Miss Alice Gladys
A.G. Fouracre
Married ((09?).1948, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Cyril R. Hogg.
13.07.1909
Cardiff district, South Glamorgan
-
07.1984
South Glamorgan
Sister 06.02.1942 [223593] (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
06.02.1942     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Francis,
Miss Charlotte Joan Elizabeth
C.J.E. Francis
Elder daughter (with one brother and one sister) of Herbert William Sidney Francis, CB, OBE (1880-1968), Civil Service (1903-46; Comptroller-General, National Debt Office, 1938-46), and Hildegard Maria Hoernle (1880-1960), lately of Cock Crow Hill, Long Ditton.
Married (07.10.1944, St Martin's Church, Delhi, India) Capt. Charles Staples Cullen, Indian Army (1916-1990); ... children (one son?).
24.08.1908
Biggleswade district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
10.1992
Andover district, Hampshire
Staff Nurse (prov) 01.07.1937 [206152]
Staff Nurse 28.01.1938, seniority 01.07.1937
Sister 01.07.1938
30.05.1941 (reld 14.01.1946)
39-45 St - -

Burma Star

Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
01.07.1937     commissioned, QAIMNS [provisional appointment]
03.09.1939     mobilized QAIMNS
      served in Burma
Francis,
Miss Kathleen Isobel
K.I. Francis
1920
-
1980
Sister
01.09.1943 [274730]
01.09.1943


commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Fraser,
Mrs Jessie
see: Hennessey,
Mrs Jessie
 
Fraser,
Miss Jessie Ann McLeod
J.A.M. Fraser
Married ((09?).1945, Westminster district) ... Baird; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
1997
Sister
30.05.1941 [208083]
30.05.1941


commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]



served with Middle East Forces
Emigrated to Canada late 1940s.
Frith,
Miss Betty Rosemary
K.I. Francis
Daughter of ... Frith, and ... Edwards.
Married ((06?).1958, Rugby district, Warwickshire) John A. Branner.
(09?).1916
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
-
?
Sister 25.06.1942 [234384]
Lt. 09.11.1951
25.06.1942     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      trained at Perth, posted to North Africa and Italy (Florence)
09.11.1951     Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
       
 
G      
Giles,
Miss Doris
K.I. Francis
Married 1st (20.03.1945) Maj. A.M. Milne, RE.
Married 2nd (01.05.1971) D. Allan.
?
-
Sister 24.08.1942 [238992] (reld 19.02.1946)
39-45 St - -

Africa Star

Afr St - & clasp 1st Army

Italy Star

It St - -

France & Germany Star

Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
24.08.1942     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served possibly with 67 General Hospital
Godley,
Miss Betty
B. Godley
Daughter of Dan Godley, and Ellen Mellish.
Married (07.02.1950, St Ives district, Huntingdonshire) John Desaguliers Newbery (22.03.1924 - 07.1999); two daughters.
28.12.1919
Worksop district, Derbyshire
-
06.2003
South Staffordshire district, Staffordshire
Sister 06.12.1943 [297328] (reld > 04.1947)
06.12.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Her daughter writes: "On active service British Liberation Army: second front in France 1944, Belgium, Holland, Germany. Then Egypt, Palestine, Malta. Served until 1946/8 ??"
Gordon,
Miss Kathleen
K. Gordon
Married (1942?) Herbert Vickers; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
Sister 30.05.1941 [213327]
30.05.1941     commissioned, Territorial Army Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Gracey,
Miss Iris Elizabeth
I.E. Gracey
Married ((09?).1947, Bathavon district, Somerset) Gerard Little.
26.08.1918
-
12.1986
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Sister 01.06.1943 [270957]
01.06.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
1945 - 1948 served in Palestine
Griffiths,
Miss Phoebe Margaret
P.M. Griffiths
(06?).1883
Langwm, Pontypridd district, Glamorganshire
-
(06?).1947
Lamprey Church, Pembroke district, Pembrokeshire
Sister 30.05.1941 [208297] (reld < 04.1946)

Royal Red Cross 2nd class 04.06.1917 (HM's birthday 17)..

Ward sister at Yarmouth Hospital (1911).
WW I     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve (served in Egypt & Saloniki)
?     nursed at the military hospital at Netley, Southampton and also at the Royal Gwent Hospital
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served at HMS Atlantis (hospital ship)
Griffiths,
Mrs Sarah Ann
see: Marr,
Miss Sarah Ann
 
 
H      
Halesworth,
Miss Olive May
O.M. Halesworth (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Wright) O.M. Halesworth (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Wright)
O.M. Halesworth (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jane Wright)
Only daughter of Col. Arthur Halesworth, Coldstream Guards, and Hettie Williams, of Halesworth, Suffolk.
Married (05.1944, Larino, Italy) Capt. Jack Alfred Hilliard, only son of Mr & Mrs S.A. Hilliard, of Swansea, Ont.; four children.
24.05.1917
West Bromwich district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / Warwickshire /  Worcestershire
-
18.11.2011
nursing home in Merrickville, Ontario, Canada
Nursing Orderly ?
Sister 10.08.1942 [238679] (reld 07.02.1945)
10.08.1942 - 07.02.1945 commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
She worked as a midwife at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and with a local doctor out of Merrickville with his new Mothers.
Harries,
Mrs Gwenllian
(née Howells)
see: Howells,
Miss Gwenllian
 
Hennessey,
Mrs Jessie
(née Fraser)
J. Hennessey
Married (1941/42?, Lucknow, India) Capt. Thomas Ashley Hennessey, Indian Army; one daughter.
18.06.1913
Lochcarron, Ross-shire, Scotland
-
09.1994
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sister 10.08.1942 [238677] (reld < 04.946)
Trained as a nurse in Glasgow, worked in small hospitals until she joined the army.
10.08.1942     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in India
Emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1948.
Heywood,
Miss Norah Margaret
B. Hobday
Daughter of ... Heywood, and ... Turner.
Married (1945/46?, Calcutta, India) Lt. Frank Herbert Prince, RIASC (18.05.1920 - 05.1987); two daughters.
05.09.1916
Plymouth district, Devon
-
28.02.1984
Chichester district, Sussex
Sister 04.01.1943 [250107]
04.01.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
Hill,
Miss Clarice Everard
C.E. Hill
Daughter (with two sisters and one brother) of Charles Hill (1861-), and Rebecca Matilda Francis (1864-1904).
Sister of Sister Ruby Verna Hill, QAIMNSR.
07.02.1900
New Zealand
-
28.09.1973
New Zealand
Sister 30.05.1941 [208362] (reld 18.12.1946)
Hon. Sister 18.12.1946
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "She travelled from NZ in 1938 to UK. She worked as sister at Millbank Military hospital from 1940-1946 then returned to NZ."
Hill,
Miss Mary Margaret
see: Newberry-Cobbett,
Mrs Mary Margaret
 
Hill,
Miss Ruby Verna
C.E. Hill
Daughter (with two sisters and one brother) of Charles Hill (1861-), and Rebecca Matilda Francis (1864-1904).
Sister of Sister Clarice Everard Hill, QAIMNSR.
30.11.1895
New Zealand
-
16.09.1974
New Zealand
Sister 30.05.1941 [208473] (reld 19.12.1946)
Hon. Sister 19.12.1946
30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "She travelled from NZ in 1939 to UK on ship "Tainui". She was sent to France with QAIMNS in 1940. Appointed sister at Millbank Military hospital in May 1941."
Hobday,
Miss Bertha
B. Hobday
04.06.1905
Stockton-on-Tees, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
(03?).1973
Teesside district, North Riding of Yorkshire
Sister 30.05.1941 [208440]
Senior Sister 1946?
Capt. 24.11.1950

Member, Royal Red Cross [1st class], 17.01.1946.

30.05.1941     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Burma
24.11.1950 - 04.06.1960 Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Hodgson,
Miss Marjorie Aizlewood
M.A. Hodgson
Daughter of James Vincent Hodgson (1867-), and Kate Alice Aizlewood, of Ripon, Yorkshire.
(09?).1904
Wakefield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
14.02.1942
[age 38]
[Singapore Memorial, column 114]
Sister 30.05.1941 [206211]
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
? - 14.02.1942 killed aboard S.S. Kuala when the ship had just escaped from Singapore and was attacked by Japanese bombers
Holmes,
Miss Ada Mary
"Mollie"
A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes) A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes)
A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes)
A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes)
A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes)
A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes)
A.M. Holmes (Photo courtesy of Mr Stuart Holmes) 
02.12.1908
Huddersfield, West (Riding of) Yorkshire
-
05.02.1999
Leighton Buzzardt, Bedfordshire
Sister
30.05.1941 [208428] (reld > 04.1946)
39-45 St
-
-

Africa Star

Afr St
-
& clasp 8th Army
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Left Huddersfield in her youth.
(06.1940)


possibly served at Dunkirk
30.05.1941


commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]



No. 10 General Hospital (mobilising in Edinburgh)
Spent most of her working life and retired in Southampton. Moved to Leighton Buzzard in 1990/1991 due to failing health.
Howells,
Miss Gwenllian
G. Howells (Photo courtesy of Mrs Meg Wilson) G. Howells (Photo courtesy of Mrs Meg Wilson)
Daughter (with two brothers) of Richard Howells, and Amelia Howells (née ...).
Married (21.08.1943, St Saviour's Church, Suez) Maj. Charles Norman Harries, RAOC; one son, three daughters).
17.01.1916
Cumfelinfach, South Wales
-
01.1966
Claro district, West Riding of Yorkshire
Sister 27.10.1941 [213696] (reld 07.02.1945)
27.10.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Suez
Hudson,
Miss Joan Brenda
J.B. Hudson
Daughter of Robert James Hudson, and Margaret Hollingsworth.
Married Capt. (later Maj.) Donald Douglas "Don" Bathgate (04.06.1920 - 1985), Australian Army Medical Corps; two sons, one daughter.
24.06.1921
County Down, Northern Ireland
-
25.02.2001
Sister 15.07.1944 [318397]
Education: Rathfriland public School; Bambridge Academy; Victoria College, Belfast.
07.1940 - 07.1944 nursing training at Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
15.07.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 No. 105 British Military Hospital (France & Belgium)
1945 - 1946 British Military Hospitals in Bombay & Nasik (India)
1946 - 1948 No. 80 British Military Hospital (Japan) [BRINJAP Force until 06.1948]
       
 
I      
       
 
J      
Jennings,
Mrs Jessie Jane
(née Jennings)
see: MacLeod,
Miss Jessie Jane
 
Jones,
Miss Mary
M. Jones
?
-
Sister 30.05.1944 [318589]
Registered nurse, 26.11.1943, after training at Merthyr Tydfil Infirmary.
30.05.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
1944 - 1945 served in NW Europe (France & Germany)
15.01.1946 - 12.01.1947 British Military Hospital, Alexandria (Egypt)
13.01.1947 - ? British Military Hospital, Khartoum (Sudan)
Jones,
Miss Mildred Mander
M.M. Jones
Daughter (with two sisters and three brothers) of Dr George Burnett Mander Jones (1860-1924), and Margaret Fleming Arnott (1872-1953).
19.10.1898
Burwood Sydney Colony, New South Wales, Australia
-
26.06.1973
Sister 30.05.1941 [208552] (reld 20.07.1946)
Hon. Matron 20.07.1946
Education: Abbotsleigh School, Sydney, Australia.
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served Middle East & Far East
Joules,
Miss Gertrude Blanche
G.B. Joules
Daughter (with two sisters and three brothers) of Richard Edgar Joules (1872-), and Emily Annie Joules (1875-1941).
Married ((12?).1945, Stafford district, Staffordshire) William Harrison Jamieson Macgillivray (16.10.1890 - 02.11.1957); one son.
02.01.1905
Newport district, Shropshire
-
26.01.1994
Stockport, Cheshire
Staff Nurse (provisional) 16.06.1935
Staff Nurse 28.01.1936, seniority 16.06.1935
Sister 16.06.1936
Sister 30.05.1941 [206246] (retd 09.06.1946; receiving a gratuity)
A/Asst. Matron 25.08.1943
16.06.1935     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service [on provisional appointment]
03.09.1939     mobilized
A niece writes: "My aunt joined QAs in1936, and sailed from Gibraltar on SS Chitral , landing in London 23.7.37 She was awarded  by the German Red Cross 26.7.37."

 

       
 
K      
Keats,
Miss Amy Evalyn
see: Plant,
Mrs Amy Evalyn
(née Keats)
 
Kelly,
Miss Catherine
"Kathleen"
C. Kelly (Photo courtesy of Mrs Moira Hutchings)
?
-
Sister 17.12.1942 [254521] (reld > 04.1946)

 

17.12.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in southern India and then was sent to Hong Kong to set up an operating theatre when the Japanese left
Kelman,
Miss Margaret
C.A. Milne
?
-
Sister 01.06.1942 [231775] (reld > 04.1946)
01.06.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy; survivor of SS Strathallan, torpedoed off Oran in Mediteranean
       
 
L      
Lacey,
Miss Mabel Florence
M.F. Lacey (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham J. Lacey)
04.02.1898
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
06.09.1980
Southsea, Hampshire
Sister 30.05.1941 [213727] (reld 01.08.1950)
Hon. Sister 01.08.1950
State Registered Nurse.
30.05.1941     commissioned, Territorial Army Nursing Service
      served in Egypt
Leiper,
Miss Margaret Jane
M.J. Leiper
Married ((06?).1947, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Leslie H. Loadman.
?
-
Sister
01.05.1942 [230773] (reld > 04.1946)
Afr St
-
-
Italy Star It St
-
-
01.05.1942


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]



served on the Strathallan when it was sunk
Leiper,
Miss Mavis Helen Grace
M.H.G. Leiper
Daughter of Francis Leiper, and Ethel Keeley.
Married ((09?).1950, Warrington district, Lancashire) Thomas Sturgeon; one son.
16.06.1919
Sheffield, Rotherham district, Yorkshire
-
03.1999
Frimley Park Hospital, West Surrey district, Surrey
Sister 06.07.1942 [236447] (reld 27.10.1946)
Sub. 03.08.1949, seniority 16.04.1945
Jun.Comd. = Capt. 04.10.1949 (resigned 29.08.1950)
06.07.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
25.03.1943 - 09.1943 100 General Hospital (British Forces North Africa)
11.09.1943 - 03.1944 72 General Hospital (British Forces North Africa)
03.1944 - 07.1944 96 General Hospital (British Forces North Africa)
07.1944 - 09.1945 76, 69 and 92 General Hospitals (Italy)
03.08.1949 - 29.08.1950 commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps [short service commission]
Lindsay,
Miss Sheila Mary
S.M. Lindsay

Married (1946, Nigeria) ... Scott; ... children (one son?).
?
-
Sister 02.01.1945 [336875]

 

02.01.1945     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Lindsaye,
Miss Jenny
J. Lindsaye

Daughter of ... Lindsaye, and ... Poulter.
Married (> 07.1956) ... Davison.
15.12.1916
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
Sister 10.01.1944 [291095]
19.04.1948, seniority 08.07.1944
Sub. 01.02.1949
Jun.Comd. 02.1950, seniority 01.02.1949
Maj. 08.07.1956 (retd 18.01.1961)

 

10.01.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
19.04.1948     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (later: Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) [permanent commission]
Liversedge,
Miss Patricia Stevens
P.S. Liversedge

Daughter of Henry William Liversedge (1888-1959), and Emily Stevens.
(06?).1922
Middlesborough district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
Sister 19.06.1944 [322426]
Lt. 18.12.1951
19.06.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
1944 - 1948 served Normandy, Brussels, Burma, Rangoon, Kuala Lumpur
18.12.1951     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Lonergan,
Miss Margaret Mary
M.M. Lonergan
?
-
Sister
30.05.1941 [208689]
Mentioned in Despatches MID
23.05.1946
Mediterranean

 




served at Dunkirk & North Africa
30.05.1941


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Lowney,
Miss Mary Ellen
M.E. Lowney

Married ((09?).1948, Essex South Western district) Robert M. Gardner; one daughter, two sons.
(09?).1920
Castletown district, Ireland
-
11.2014 still alive at Moreton, Wirral
Sister 20.12.1944 [336745] (reld > 04.1947)
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Trained in London at the Brompton and Connaught Hospital as civilian nurse throughout the Blitz.
20.12.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service [emergency commission]
      served in West Africa; Assistant Matron of the Military Hospital at Inugu and Kumassi (36th General Hospital & 56rh General Hospital)
       
 
M      
Maber,
Miss Joan Beryl
see: Simpson,
Mrs Joan Beryl
 
MacLeod,
Miss Jessie Jane
M.L. McKinnon
Married (1945?) Lt.Col. Michael Turberville Nevill Jennings, The Queen's Royal Regiment; three sons.
1915 ?
-
1970s ?
Sister 30.05.1941 [208829] (reld < 04.1946)
Trained as a nurse in Glasgow.
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
MacLennan,
Miss Margaret
M. MacLennan
?
-
Sister 11.02.1942 [215887] (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
11.02.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in the Middle East (Iraq, Egypt, Palestine) and in Cyprus
Marr,
Miss Sarah Ann
S.A. Marr (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Glassborow) S.A. Marr (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Glassborow)
S.A. Marr (Photo courtesy of Mrs Barbara Glassborow)
Daughter (with one sister and one brother) of James Marr (1887-1959), and Annie Wilkinson.
Married (14.05.1942, Poona, India) then Capt. Arthur Vivian Griffiths, RAMC (1903-1983); one son, one daughter.
28.09.1907
Oakenshaw, Durham
-
(03?).1981
Grimsby district, Humberside
Sister 30.05.1941 [213969] (reld > 04.1947)
Theatre sister at St James Hospital Leeds, 1939.
1939     enlisted service, Territorial Army Nursing Service
(05.1940)     probably served with 18th British General Hospital (France, Dunkirk)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Territorial Army Nursing Service
(1942) - 1945 served in India
McBrien,
Miss Josephine
"Jo"
M.L. McKinnon
1919
Derrylin, Co Fermanagh
-
Sister 09.04.1942 [227736]
09.04.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Italy & West Africa
McConnell,
Miss Margaret Hamilton
M.H. McConnell (Photo courtesy of Mrs Liz Layhe)
Married (1945, Lahore) Maj. Robert Whigham McEntire.
1915
Paisley, Ayr district, nr Glasgow, Scotland
-
Sister 20.11.1941 [213705]
      nursing training, St Stephens, Chelsea
20.11.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
McKinnon,
Miss Mary Lauriston
"Molly"
M.L. McKinnon
Married (1946/47?, India) John Leslie Walter.
20.09.1909
Andover district, Hampshire
-
03.1994
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Sister 30.05.1941 [208743] (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Mears,
Miss Catherine Ann
C.A. Mears
Daughter of John C. Mears, and Sarah M. Edwardson.
(06?).1918
Merthyr Tydfil district, Breconshire / Glamorgan / Mid Glamorgan
-
Sister
07.06.1944 [317954]
Lt.
01.05.1951
1942
 
 
served in the ranks in Egypt (Field Hospital 63/64, later No. 1 General Hospital)
07.06.1944


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
01.05.1951
 
 
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Meijer,
Mrs Evelyn Jessy
"Betty"
see: Neels,
Miss Evelyn Jessy
"Betty"
 
Milne,
Miss Christian Allan
C.A. Milne
Married (1945?) ... Jones; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
Sister 29.11.1943 [301571] (reld 17.05.1945)
29.11.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Milne,
Mrs Doris
see: Giles,
Miss Doris
 
Morant,
Miss Marjorie Olive
M.O. Morant
Daughter (with one sister) of Hubert Pontis Morant (1883-1968), and Hollie Imms (1885-1953).
Married (1945?, Bombay, India) S.Lt. John Ross Cobban, RINVR (1921-); one daughter, one son.
13.07.1919
Barnet district, Greater London / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
01.1989
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
Sister 07.06.1943 [274734] (reld 01.05.1945)
07.06.1943     commissioned, QAIMNS Reserve [emergency commission]
      served at Bombay, India
Morrison,
Miss Joan Maude
J.M. Morrison (Photo courtesy of Mr John Sullivan) J.M. Morrison (Photo courtesy of Mr John Sullivan)
Daughter of Lt.Col. R.V. Morrison, Indian Medical Service.
Married 1st ((12?).1945, Southampton district, Hampshire) Charles W. Sullivan; one son.
Married 2nd (1955) Gordon Graham Lowen; one son.
18.02.1918
Deolali, India
-
13.06.1996
Brisbane, Australia
Staff Nurse (provisional appointment) 11.09.1939
Sister 30.05.1941 [206342] (reld 27.02.1946)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Her son writes: "She trained at Charing Cross before WW2 and during the war served in QAIMNS in India."
Morrow,
Miss Kathleen Frances
"Kitty"
K.F. Morrow (Photo courtesy of Margaret Morrow) K.F. Morrow (Photo courtesy of Margaret Morrow)
K.F. Morrow (Photo courtesy of Margaret Morrow) K.F. Morrow (Photo courtesy of Margaret Morrow)
Daughter (with three brothers) of Harold Ernest Morrow (1877-1956), and Frances Elizabeth Cowley (1878-1968).
Relationship with John N. Jones (?-1958); one son.
15.05.1909
Willesden, Middlesex
-
09.05.1972
Brent district, London
Sister 08.05.1944 [313839] (reld 23.03.1946)
08.05.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Her son writes: "From photos she left me I believe she served in Egypt, Kenya, India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka)."
       
 
N      
Neels,
Miss Evelyn Jessy
"Betty"
E.J. Neels E.J. Neels
Married ((09?).1942, Devon Central district) Johannes Meijer, a Dutchman; one daughter.

15.09.1909
West Ham district, London
-
07.06.2001
North Dorset district, Dorset
Sister 30.05.1941 [215027] (Unemployed List < 04.1946) (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
1939     enlisted service, Territorial Army Nursing Service
(05.1940)     served in France with a Casualty Clearing Station (escaped capture via Boulogne)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Territorial Army Nursing Service
      served in Scotland & Northern Ireland
Prolific author of romance novels, mostly set in the hospital scene.
Newberry-Cobbett,
Mrs Mary Margaret (née Hill)
"Peggy"
M.M. Newberry-Cobbett
Married (1944/45?) Maj. Guy Lovel Newberry-Cobbett, MBE, Indian Army (08.09.1918 - 23.07.1984); one daughter, one son.
18.01.1916
-
09.12.1989
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Sister 18.06.1943 [279768] (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
Qualified (after examination) 05.1939, County Hospital, Motherwell. Registered nurse 23.06.1939.
18.06.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Normandy, later in Delhi (India)
Newton,
Miss Elsie
E. Newton
Married ... Earley.
?
-
Sister
12.06.1944 [322172] (reld 13.04.1947)
Hon. Sister
13.04.1947
12.06.1944


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Nixon,
Miss Annie Elizabeth
E. Newton
Married ((03?).1946, King's Lynn district, Norfolk) Lt.Cdr. Frederick Basil Humphrey, RNVR.
27.12.1907
Australia ?
-
02.2010 still alive in Australia
Sister 30.05.1941 [208944] (reld < 04.1946)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Egypt, Palestine & Europe
Returned to Australia, 1982.
Nutting,
Miss Irene Florence Edith *
I.F.E. Nutting

Married ... Mansfield.
* In birth/marriage registers shown as Florence Edith Irene
(09?).1915
Bootle Cul district, Cumberland
-
late 2009
Sister 30.05.1941 [208940]
Capt. RARO 12.10.1951 (reld 04.06.1964)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Middle East
12.10.1951 - 04.06.1964 commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
       
 
O      
O'Brien,
Miss Margaret
M. O'Brien
?
-
Sister 30.05.1941 [209657] (reld > 04.1946)


30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
       
 
P      
Parkinson,
Miss Gwenfil
G. Parkinson
Daughter of ... Parkinson, and ... Evans.
Married Durand Hodsdon.
26.03.1916
Easington district, Co. Durham
-
Sister
01.06.1943 [270972] (reld > 04.1946)

Associate, Royal Red Cross 2nd class 13.06.1946

01.06.1943


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Patterson,
Miss Jane Amelia
J.A. Patterson (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Fuller)

Daughter of Alfred Samuel Patterson (1852-), and Mary Jane Patterson (1865-).
(12?).1891
Gosport, Alverstoke district, Hampshire
-
(12?).1958 ?
Portsmouth district, Hampshire ?
Staff Nurser 17.05.1922 [206371]
Chief Principal Matron 01.05.1942 (retd 28.05.1947)
Hon. Ch. Prin. Matron 28.05.947
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
Royal Red Cross RRC 11.07.1940 2nd class
Royal Red Cross RRC 09.03.1946 1st class
Trained Middlesex Hospital, London 01.11.1913-01.11.1917. Served QAIMNS (Reserve) 01.02.1918-12.04.1922.
17.05.1922     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
(09.1939)     Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot
(03.1940)     No 11 General Hospital (disembarked France 28.03.1940)
16.05.1944 - (04.1946) Chief Principal Matron, Directorate of Medical Services, Adjutant-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
Peacock,
Miss Doreen Grace
D.G. Peacock
Married ((06?).1947, Kensington district, London) Thomas E. Graham; ... children (one daughter?).
31.01.1914
-
08.02.1975
Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire (formerly of North Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire)
Sister 10.02.1942 [221466]
10.02.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served in Iraq & India
Phillips,
Miss Constance Kathleen
C.K. Phillips
?
-
Sister 30.05.1941 [209023] (reld 09.10.1942; ill-health)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Pilkington,
Mrs Edna May
(née Tongue)
O.M. Rayner
Married ((06?).1941, Kensington district, London) Lt. Iain David Bruce Pilkington.
?
-
Sister 03.07.1944 [322793]
03.07.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served probably in India
Pirie,
Mrs Barbara
(née Hauber)
B. Pirie (Photo courtesy of Mr Greg Pirie)

Married ((09?).1938, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey) John Sawyer Pirie (later Major RA).
?
-
12.02.1944
[Brookwood Memorial, panel 22, column 2]
Sister 27.05.1943 [274846]
27.05.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
? - 12.02.1944 sailing on 6 February 1944 from Kilindini Harbour at Mombasa, Kenya to Colombo, Ceylon in Convoy KR-8, the SS Khedive Ismail was attacked by a B1 type Japanese submarine & hit by two torpedoes; 1,297 perished.
Plant,
Mrs Amy Evalyn
(née Keats)
A.E. Plant
Youngest daughter (with two brothers and two sisters) of Walter James Keats, and Jessie Viney.
Married Capt. Henry Cranston Plant, Indian Army.
23.09.1911
Kingsclere district, Hampshire
-
12.01.1973
Melbourne, Australia
Sister 20.09.1943 [279068]
20.09.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
21.03.1944     served in India
[After a time serving in on-shore hospitals she joined the Hospital Ship "Karoa" and participated in the evacuation of wounded soldiers from the Burma Campaigns. The "Karoa" would sail between Madras, Chittagong and Calcutta collecting the wounded out of Chittagong.]
Porterfield,
Mrs Helen
"Nellie"
H. Porterfield (Photo courtesy of Mrs Beverly Lamb)
?
-
21.12.1942
[Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, panel 22, column 2]
Sister
08.10.1942 [246676]
08.10.1942


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service [emergency commission]
21.12.1942
 
 
died aboard the troop transport ship SS Strathallan which was torpedoed by U-562 during Operation Torch
       
 
Q      
       
 
R      
Rayner,
Miss Olive May
O.M. Rayner (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Carrington)
?
-
?
Sister 30.05.1944 [313841] (retd 04.02.1949; disability)
Hon. Sister 04.02.1949
QAIMNS - -
39-45 St - -

France and Germany Star

Fr&G St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
30.05.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
01.01.1946     transferred, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service
Reilly,
Miss Nora Grace
N.G. Reilly (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sally Nestor) N.G. Reilly (Photo courtesy of Mrs Sally Nestor)
Daughter of Herbert Horace Reilly (1874-1949), and Nellie Skelton Cummings (1875-1964).
Married (07.1950, Hampstead district, Middlesex) Eric William Cornford (26.02.1905 - 10.03.1993).
18.12.1910
Ealing, Brentford district, London
-
11.05.1994
Retired Nurses National Home, Bournemouth, Dorset
Sister 01.09.1941 [209348] (reld 02.1946)
General Nursing Training, 02.1931-04.1934. Midwifery Training, 12.1934-12.1935. Staff Midwife, North Middlesex County Hospital, 02.1936-08.1936. Private Nursing, 09.1936-12.1937. Sister, General and Midwifery, King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa, 02.1938-03.1939. Charge Sister, General and Midwifery, Kasr-el-Aini Hospital, Cairo, Egpyt, 04.1939-08.1941.
01.09.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Richardson,
Miss Florence Barbara
F.B. Richardson
One daughter.
02.05.1916
-
02.1989
Lancaster, Lancashire
Sister
02.07.1945 (reld 10.1948)
02.07.1945


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
(1948)


served in India
Finished her nursing as a sister in West Cumberland Hospital.
Ross,
Mrs Ena Morfudd
see: Thomas,
Miss Ena Morfudd
 
Rowlands,
Miss Edith Eilonwy
E.E. Rowlands
Daughter of ... Rowlands, and ... Saunders.
Married ... Walker; ... children (one daughter?).
Residence (1943): East Tenement Farm, New Moat, Clarbeston Road, Pembrokeshire, Wales; (1948) 94, Edith Road, Barons Court, London W14.
(03?).1924
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
22.06.2011
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
Sister 17.05.1943 [270815]
North Middlesex County Hospital, London (1938-1941). Registered nurse (No. 110864; London, 27.06.1941).
17.05.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
       
 
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Satchell,
Miss Mary
M. Satchell
Daughter (with three brothers) of Capt. William James Satchell, and Jeanne Faulkner.
Sister of Sq.Ldr. James Satchell, RAF, and of Maj. Stanley William Satchell, RA.
(06?).1915
Peterborough district, Lincolnshire
-
08.05.1945
Lincoln Military Hospital
[age 30]
[Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery, L.111]
Sister 30.05.1941 [209275]
Education: Christ's Hospital; nursing training, University College Hospital.
(1940)     served in France (narrowly escaping falling into enemy hands at Le Treport)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
(1941?)     64th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt (Middle East Forces)
? - late 1944 served in Italy (Central Mediterranean Forces)
SRN, SCM.
Scott,
Miss Vivien
V. Scott
Married (15.10.1946, Sunderland district, Durham) Lt. (later Maj.) David George Grantham Drewett, Royal Artillery (07.10.1919 - 06.2000); one daughter.
29.11.1910
Sunderland
-
19.01.1967
Amersham district, Buckinghamshire
Sister 30.09.1942 [244270] (reld > 04.1946)
Trained at Halifax Infirmary.
30.09.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
After the war she was a health visitor and midwife in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Simpson,
Mrs Joan Beryl
(née Maber)
J.B. Simpson
Youngest daughter of the late A.E. Maber, of Bombay, and of Mrs Hopper, of Bowes Park, London N22.
Married (12.1943, Algiers, Algeria; divorced 11.1957) Lt. Miles Turney Thornton Simpson, RNVR (20.05.1916 - 01.2001), only son (with one sister) of George Thornton Simpson (1875-1958), and Maud Turney (1885-1975), of Papplewick Lodge, Nottinghamshire; one daughter, one son.
02.09.1914
-
04.01.1976
Arnold, Nottingham
Sister 27.07.1942 [238121] (reld < 04.1946)
27.07.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served British North Africa Forces
Smith,
Miss Dorothy Edith
D.E. Smith
Unmarried.
?
-
Staff Nurse 22.10.1934
Sister 22.10.1935
Sister 30.05.1943 [206469] (retd 22.01.1949; receiving a gratuity)
Hon. Senior Sister 22.01.1949
22.10.1934     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
(1935)     Gibraltar Hospital
30.05.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Spittal,
Miss Jessie Elder
J.E. Spittal (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Spittal)
1912
Markinch district, Fife, Scotland
-
1958
Markinch district, Fife, Scotland
Sister 01.06.1941 [209330] (reld > 04.1947)
01.06.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Staples,
Miss Olive Daisy Alexandra
O.D.A. Staples
Unmarried.
(09?).1893
Highworth district, Wiltshire
-
11.09.1979
Weymouth, Dorset
Sister 30.05.1941 [209310] (reld 10.12.1948; disability)
Emigrated from UK to Australia, 1922, returning to the UK about 1937. Nurse training at Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania.
(02.1940)     General Hospital, British Troops in Egypt
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      may have served at Malta
Stewart,
Miss Elizabeth Grant
E.G. Stewart
Married ((06?).1948, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) James Allan; two daughters, two sons (one of which died in infancy).
22.08.1921
-
(03.).1974
Westminster district, London
Sister 01.04.1944 [313619] (reld 02.09.1947)
30.05.1941     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Stiles,
Miss Edith Bessie
"Betty"
E.B. Stiles
Daughter (with two brothers and one sister) of Sidney Lock Stiles (1889-1937), and Laura Marion Elves (1895-1958).
Married ((09?).1955, Ealing district, Middlesex) James Findlay Tennant (04.03.1915 - 27.02.1998), son of David Tennant, and Janet Baird; one son.
17.10.1918
St Marylebone district, London
-
28.08.1997
Lambeth district, London
Sister 07.02.1944 [306219] (reld > 04.1946)
07.02.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Senior nursing officer at Saint Benedict’s Hospital in Tooting.
Stocks,
Miss Aley Kathleen
A.K. Stocks
Daughter of Richard Holtby Stocks, and Mary Jane Coulson.
Married ((12?).1965, Scarborough district, North Riding of Yorkshire) Richard Flecknoe; two daughters.
26.04.1913
Pocklington district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
08.2002
East Yorkshire district, Yorkshire
Sister 08.03.1944 [309383]
Lt. 18.12.1951
Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
QAIMNS Cape Badge QAIMNS - -
08.03.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
18.12.1951     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
Sullivan,
Mrs Joan Maude
see: Morrison,
Miss Joan Maude
 
       
 
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Tadman,
Miss Dorothy Jean
E.M. Thomas
Daughter of Thomas Henry Tadman, and Edith Maud Comley.
Married (1946?, India) Horace A. "Tim" Yettie; five daughters.
09.03.1921
Newport district, Monmouthshire
-
01.2011 living in Leura in the Blue Mountains about 100 km west of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sister 11.04.1944 [316638] (reld 15.08.1947)
Hon. Sister 15.08.1947
11.04.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
      served UK, NW Europe (Brussels), India
Thomas,
Miss Ena Morfudd
E.M. Thomas
Married (1943?) Roderick Ross, RAMC; ... children (one son?).
10.03.1908
Bangor district, Anglesey / Caernarvonshire / Gwynedd
-
06.2004
Bath & North East Somerset district, Somerset
Sister
01.10.1941 [209573] (reld 13.11.1944)
01.10.1941


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]



was involved in the running of a German POW hospital in North Africa (Algeria/Tunesia?)
Thompson,
Miss Alix Halford
A.H. Thompson (Photo courtesy of Mr Bryan Donovan)
28.09.1892
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
12.05.1985
Wallingford distric, Oxfordshire
Sister
28.02.1942 [227385] (reld 06.09.1944)
Afr St
-
-



spent some time as a nun in New Zealand
28.02.1942


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]



may have served at Malta
Thorpe,
Miss Phyllis Mary
P.M. Thorpe
From Yardley, Birmingham.
10.03.1923 ?
-
02.2002 ?
Peterborough district ?
Sister
16.06.1943 [274610]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
10.11.1944
?
16.06.1943


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Trevail,
Miss Elisabeth Joan
E.J. Trevail

Daughter of Joseph H. Trevail, and Catherine E.J. Wilson.
19.12.1915
Bodmin district, Somerset
-
12.2015 still alive
Sister 30.05.1944 [317926] (reld > 08.1944, < 12.1944)
30.05.1944     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
       
 
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V      
       
 
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Warren,
Miss Vera Ethel
V.E. Warren (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jan Moon)
V.E. Warren (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jan Moon)
Daughter of Charles William Warren and Jane Tookey.
Married (21.10.1950, Tauranga, NZ) Nelson Burkitt Goodson; three daughters.
30.04.1916
Enfield, Middlesex
-
12.10.1994
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Sister 18.06.1942 [236479] (reld 01.07.1944)
18.06.1942


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]



served in Iraq, North Africa and Italy
Continued to Nurse in London after her return to UK. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1949. Returned to the UK in the early 1980s.
West,
Miss Annie Hendry
A.H. West (Photo courtesy of Mary Lynch)
01.09.1915
Blairgowerie, Scotland
-
02.07.2017
London, Ontario, Canada
Sister 29.12.1943 [305052] (reld > 04.1946)
29.12.1943     commissioned into the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
1944 - 1946 served France, Belgium & Holland, from 1945 India
Emigrated to Canada.
White,
Miss Katherine Frances Mary
A.J. Whitney
Daughter of Matthew O. Byrne White and May White, of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, Irish Republic.
?
-
07.12.1942
[Brookwood Memorial, panel 22, column 3]
Sister 26.03.1942 [223223]
26.03.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
07.12.1942     lost aboard s.s. Ceramic which was torpedoed & sunk
Whitney,
Miss Annie Josephine
A.J. Whitney
Unmarried.
?
Ireland
-
Sister
30.05.1941 [209626]
30.05.1941


commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Wilkinson,
Mrs [Dame] Louisa Jane
(née Lumsden)
L.J. Wilkinson L.J. Wilkinson
L.J. Wilkinson
Daughter of James Lumsden, of Sunderland.
Married (1917) Capt. Robert John Wilkinson, Royal Irish Fusiliers; no children.
11.12.1889
-
04.12.1968
Innhams Wood, Crowborough, Sussex
Sister ?
Matron-in-Chief 23.07.1944 (retd 1948)

DBE, 1948 (CBE 1946; OBE 1943); RRC

Education: Bede Collegiate School Sunderland; Thornbeck Collegiate School, Darlington; Royal Infirmary, Sunderland.
1914     joined Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
1919     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
1942 - 1944 Chief Principal Matron, India
1944 - 1948 Matron-in-Chief (War Office, London)
Formerly Colonel Commandant of Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. President, Royal College of Nursing, 1948-1950. CStJ.
Wingate,
Miss Adeline Rita
A.R. Wingate
Daughter of Churchill James Wingate (1879-1974), and Mari Williams (1877?-1947), of Hereford.
07.1912
Hereford district, Herefordshire
-
07.12.1942
(MPK) [age 31]
[Brookwood Memorial, panel 22, column 3]
Sister 26.08.1942 [241726]
Education: SRN, SCM, trained at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital from 1934-1937.
26.08.1942     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
07.12.1942     lost aboard s.s. Ceramic which was torpedoed & sunk
Wood,
Miss Pamela Mary
P.M. Wood
?
-
Sister 08.11.1943 [297755] (reld > 04.1946)
08.11.1943     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve [emergency commission]
Wootton,
Miss Elizabeth May
E.M. Wootton

Daughter (with one sister and five brothers) of Frederick Wootton (1855-), and Elizabeth Wootton Sanders (1855-1911).
(09?).1889
Hednesford, Cannock district, Staffordshire
-
(03?).1969
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Staff Nurse 02.01.1929
Sister 02.01.1932 [206520] (supernumerary 16.05.1944)
A/Matron (1944)
Sen. Sister ?
Jun. Commander 01.02.1949
Sen. Commander 01.1950, seniority 01.02.1949 (retd 04.01.1950)
Hon. Chief Comd. 04.01.1950
      Queen Alexandra's Military Nursing Service for India
02.01.1932     commissioned, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
03.09.1939     mobilized
01.02.1949     transferred, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
       
 
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