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Major Gustavus Mitchell Davis



Date of birth: 1874-01-08
Place of birth: Haldimand Cty Ontario Canada
Next of kin: Florence N. Davis and Mary H. Davis (Sisters), 204 South Main St., Welland, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Physician and Surgeon
Occupation (normalized): General Physician, General Surgeon
Address: Not Specified
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action
Buried: Halifax Memorial, Panel 2.


Regimental number: NA
Highest Rank: Major
Rank detail

Major (Army).

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


LAC ID: 341687
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6
Service file: B2343-S025
Uploader's Notes:

Son of R. H. Davis and Mary C. Mitchell Davis, of Haldimand Co., 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.

Completed three sets of Attestation Papers, 1st September 1914 (Quebec City), 2nd January 1915 (Salisbury) and 3rd October 1915 (Yorkshire). Three sets of papers on LAC.

Uploader's Research notes: [Major Army Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship) ]


Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2013-07-20