A QAIMNS sister is buried in Le Petit Lac Cemetery just outside Oran. She died on 21.12.42 and her name is Janet Davidson. Did she die because of the Strathallan sinking or is it just coincidence?

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  1. Heydon Buchanan 2 months ago

    Ref. Sister Janet Davidson. I was in the Scottish War Museum in 2014 and saw her death written as Dec. 21, 1942. Considering that date as the sinking of the Strathallan, I imagine she died that day. Perhaps drowned when that one lifeboat tipped over as it was being lowered into the ocean.

  2. Heydon Buchanan 2 months ago

    I would bet 100 to 1 that Sister Davidson died as a result of the Strathallan’s sinking. She was one of five QAIMNS members who died on 21 December 1942. As I recall, the Scottish War Museum’s listing of war casualties listed those five deaths as being “at sea.”


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