In Memoriam

Khedive Ismail Hm Troopship

HM Troopship Khedive Ismail Remembering the Officers and the British & African Non-Commissioned Officers & Men of 301st Field Regiment, East African Artillery, and Naval Personnel & Civilians on board HM Troopship Khedive Ismail (1297 souls in total) who were lost at sea through enemy action on 12th February, 1944. Also remembering LEWIS MITCHELL SMITH (1913-2008), one of the 214 survivors, and his wife PEGGY (MARGUERITE KYLE) (1915-2015).

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  • May Macdonaldsays...

    For subsequent generations like mine this notice has been important in reminding us of the tremendous sacrifice made by so many forces personnel from countries across the world uniting together in overcoming tyranny.
  • Anne Munrosays...

    I thank you for this In Memoriam as it brings to mind WREN Norah Munro ( 1922-1949) the mother of my late husband Howard Munro who also survived that day when the Khedive Ismail was sunk. She had been married to Alexander Munro from Argyll on Christmas Day 1943 in Mombasa Cathedral. Also to be remembered is WREN Heather Smail who died the incident. Her family forever mourned her loss.
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