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Private John Anderson

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Anderson, John
Date of birth: 1886-04-06
Place of birth: Stornoway, Ross-shire,, Scotland
Next of kin: No next of Kin.
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Shoe-smith
Occupation (normalized): Shoe Repairer
Address: Sudbury, Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 536451
Rank detail

Private, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).

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: 4021403
LAC ID: 8831
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B0157-S016
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: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2013-07-20