CEF Soldier Detail

Private Kelby Roseboro
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
910940
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Country:
Not Specified
Next of Kin:
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 22, 1897
Trade or Calling:
student
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Enlistment:
Age at enlistment:
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 southwest of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Date of Death:
June 27, 1918
Age at Death:
20
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 8462-31
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

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 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 machinegunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.