CEF Soldier Detail

Private Albert Baker
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
536234
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Muriel Baker (wife), 171, City Road, St. John, New Brunswick
Address at Enlistment:
171, City Road, St. John, New Brunswick
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Labourer
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Date of Enlistment:
July 24, 1916
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
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:
30
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 363-17
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)

Member of the Active Militia 

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.