CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Minnie Katherine Gallaher
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:
Kingston, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. M.E. Gallaher, 10 Regent Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Not specified
Date of Birth:
January 1, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Graduate Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Shorncliffe Camp, Kent, England
Date of Enlistment:
September 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
35
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
42 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
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:
38
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 1Box 3377-2
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

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Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)

Daughter of Rev. John and Maud Logan Gallaher of Pittsburg, Ontario.

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 deliberately torpedoed and most survivors, including 14 nursing sisters, were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.

Nursing Sister Minnie Katherine Gallaher's photo appeared in Our Heroes in The Great World War, compiled by J.H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.  This photo and other information may be found through this link on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

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Newspaper Extract 7/4/1918 Llandovery Castle Sinking - Series of articles