CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Minnie Asenath Follette
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Port Grenville, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. O.A. Follette, Wards Brook, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1884
Trade or Calling:
Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Quebec City, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 25, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 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:
33
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3172 - 18
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Casualty Clearing Station
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.