CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Howard MacDonald
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 Mulgrave, Guysboro Co., Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Katherine C. Macdonald, wife. Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 15, 1877
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Bear Wood, Wokingham, England
Date of Enlistment:
April 15, 1916
Age at enlistment:
38
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
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:
40
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 6765 - 16
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Major Canadian Army Medical Corps Bearwood Convalescent Hospital, Wokingham

Son of Dr. Patrick and Annie Macdonald, of Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Husband of Katherine C. Macdonald, of 1, Collins St., Quebec, Quebec.

Served Militia Aldershott, Nova Scotia

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 the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.

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