Janet Scott Portingale

Sister, 1st Lieutenant
Other names: 
She was known as Jenny.
approx 1910 -7 Dec 1942

Janet Scott Portingale was born in South Africa, the daughter of William Portingale, civil servant, and Helen Scott McDougall.

She was a pupil at Lenzie Academy, and a member of Lenzie Girl Guides. Her family lived at 164 Woodhead Avenue, Kirkintilloch, and later moved to Canada. She worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary before volunteering for nursing duties overseas during the Second World War. She joined Queen Alexandra`s Imperial Military Nursing Service. Her service number was 215393.

Her sister Mary also served in the war.

Janet Scott Portingale was one of thirty Army nurses killed on 7 December 1942 when the passenger liner S.S. Ceramic was sunk by German submarine U-515 west of the Azores.

Kirkintilloch Herald - 7 April 1943
"Nurse Portingale Missing at Sea"
Kirkintilloch Herald - 2 Oct 1946
"Lenzie Says "Welcome Home"