CEF Soldier Detail

Private Myer Philip Goldberg
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
535505
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Country:
Scotland
Next of Kin:
Father: Harris Goldberg, 192 Govan Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 14, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Stock Keeper in Chemist Warehouse
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Sandgate, Kent, England
Date of Enlistment:
April 5, 1916
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches
Chest:
34 Inches
Expansion:
1 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Jewish
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Not Specified
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:
28
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 3610-34
Research Notes

Attestation Paper

ancestry  1901 Census: Son of Harris and Rachael Goldberg of Glasgow.

Commemorated on the memorial erected by Glasgow Jewish Ex -Service Men's Association, now held in the Jewish Prayer Hall, Barlanark, Glasgow, originally held in the Synagogue, South Portland Street, Glasgow.

 

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.