CEF Soldier Detail

Private John Anderson
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
536451
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Stornoway, Ross-shire,
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
No next of Kin.
Address at Enlistment:
Sudbury, Ontario
Date of Birth:
April 6, 1886
Trade or Calling:
Shoe-smith
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Date of Enlistment:
February 28, 1917
Age at enlistment:
31
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Date of Death:
June 27, 1918
Age at Death:
32
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 157-16
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
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Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.