CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Carola Josephine Douglas
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:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. H.V. Morse, Sister, Swan River, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 7, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Nurse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 4 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Canada    
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:
31
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 2620-18
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)

Born on April 7, 1887 in Toronto, Ontario and enlisted on March 2, 1915.

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.

Please view her Virtual Memorial record (link on this page) as there are photographic images on that listing.