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Lieutenant Alexina Dussault

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1882-03-25
Place of birth: St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada
Next of kin: Napolene Dussault, 673 Cadieux, Montreal, Quebec
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Nurse
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Gender: female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).
  2. Lieutenant, No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). 1916-11-14 ?
  3. Lieutenant, No. 1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army). ? to 1916-11-14.

    Note: 14-11-16 Rejoined No. 2 Can. CCS with N.S. MM Fraser

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 4021504
LAC ID: 373069
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B2779-S042
Uploader's Notes: 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.
Uploader's Research notes: 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-04-02
Last modified: 2013-07-20