Muriel Ernestine Thirza Kind, born in 1910, who after private schooling, and against parental wishes, enrolled as a student nurse in Walton Hospital Liverpool. In 1939, with the outbreak of World War Two, she was mobilized and appointed to the Royal Naval Hospital at Devonport Plymouth. A month later she was part of a medical team rushed to Scapa Flow in the Orkneys, following the sinking of H.M.S. Royal Oak. At Scapa Flow she served aboard the hospital ships Alba, an ex Elder Dempster liner, and the Isle of Jersey, previously a Southern Rail cross channel ferry. These vessels patrolled the North Sea and transported convoy survivors to the naval hospital at Aberdeen.