CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Rena McLean
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:
Souris, Price Edward Island
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
John McLean, Father, Souris, Prince Edward Island
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 14, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Trained Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Quebec City, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 28, 1914
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 3 Inches
Chest:
35 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 7051-22
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)

Daughter of John and Matilda McLean, of Souris, Prince Edward Island.
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.

In France in Nov. 1914 to start up No. 2 Canadian Hospital

On line biography here.

Awards and Decorations
Royal Red Cross