CEF Soldier Detail

Corporal William Jackson
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
33653
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Bradford, Yorkshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
Mary Catherine Jackson of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 15, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
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:
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 1Box 4757-13
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Corporal Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Son of John Jackson of Saskatoon, Sakatchewan. He was born on January 15, 1888, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Husband of Mary Catherine Jackson of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. He served with the Canadian Militia and he enlisted on September 24, 1914, at Valcartier.
The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles southwest 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 the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.