CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Anna Irene Stamers
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:
Saint John, New Brunswick
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. S. L. Stamers, 171 Waterloo St., St. John, New Brunswick
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
January 15, 1888
Trade or Calling:
Graduate Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Montreal, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
June 3, 1915
Age at enlistment:
27
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
29 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Baptist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
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:
30
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 9225-32
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Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Images
Memorial marker of Nursing Sister Anna Irene Stamers, who died in the sinking of the Llandovery Castle, in the veteran's section of the Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John, New Brunswick, her home town.
Daughter of Mrs. S. Lavinia Stamers, of Saint John, New Brunswick.
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.