CEF Soldier Detail

Captain George Luther Sills
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:
Tweed, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Lillian Patience Stewart(sister) Tweed, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
March 14, 1888
Trade or Calling:
physician
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Kingston, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 26, 1915
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
4 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:
30
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 8901 - 15
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Lieutenant Canadian Army Medical Corps 5th Stationary Hospital
Son of S. Wilson Sills and Elizabeth Jane Sills.
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.