Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
24/12/1944 (Prisoner of War)
Ruth Hannah Dickson was the daughter of Joseph Alexander and Lydia Ann Dickson. She was born on 15th May 1890. Ruth was the third of eight children, all born in the Benburb area. She served as a nurse in WW1. In 1923, she became a Presbyterian Missionary nurse in Manchuria, China. In September, 1941, she got caught up in the war and enlisted as a nurse. In 1943 Ruth was captured and became a Japanese prisoner of war. Late in 1944, she contracted malaria and died on Christmas Eve, 24th December 1944.
Jakarta (Djakarta) lies on the north-west coast of the island of Java. Jakarta War Cemetery is in the suburb of Menteng Poeloe, 11 kilometres from the city centre and is adjacent to the Netherlands Field of Honour, Jakarta Selatam (South Jakarta). It can be reached by two main roads - Jalan Dr Saharto and Jalan Casablanca.