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Russell, Winifred

Queen Alexandra Imperial Nursing Service Miss Winifred Russell, Matron of a Combined British and Indian Hospital, was reported missing following the evacuation of Singapore, when the ship on which she was travelling was bombed by the enemy.

Miss Russell was trained at Guy’s Hospital, London, and during her military career served in Egypt and India. The British Journal of Nursing, June 1943


First name(s)Winifred
Family detailsDaughter of John Philip Beadon Russell and Sarah Ann Russell.
CollegeGuy's Hospital
Military unitQueen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Service number208018
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsMentioned in Despatches
Date of death14 February 1942
Age at death54
Rank at deathMatron
Commemoration(s)Guy’ s Memorial; Singapore War Memorial
SourcesGuy’ s Hospital Medical School Records, King’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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