CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Mae Belle Sampson
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:
Simcoe, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Hugh Sampson (mother), Duntroon, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Graduate Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Quebec City, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 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 southwest 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:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 8626 - 49
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Canadian Stationary Hospital
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Casualty Clearing Station
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps 1st Canadian General Hospital
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Uxbridge
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps No. 2 Stationary Hospital

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Sampson of Duntroon, Ontario.

The British Journal of Nursing, published October 24, 1914, page 325:

"The following contingent of nurses have arrived in England from Canada by H.M.T. Franconia for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and are at present the guests of St. Thomas' Hospital."

NURSING SISTERS NO. 1 GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Sister:  Mae B. Sampson

See above link to view the full article with list

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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.

Please access the Canadian Virtual Memorial on the link within this page to view Miss Sampson's portrait.

24/10/17 Admitted to No. 16 Canadian General Hospital, Orpington with Diptheria. Discharged 12/11/17

Awards and Decorations
1914/15 Star
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List