CEF Soldier Detail

Private David Radcliffe Smuck
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
03676
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Smuck - mother 202 Mitton St. Sarnia, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 18, 1893
Trade or Calling:
barber
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Enlistment:
June 28, 1915
Age at enlistment:
22
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Not Specified
Saw service in:
Unknown    
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:
25
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
Sarnia, Ontario
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9129-30
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Images
Side view of Sarnia Cenotaph on Wellington Street.
Son of Mrs. Emily Smuck, of 202 South Milton St., Sarnia, Ontario.
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.