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Lieutenant Margaret Jane Fortescue

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1878-07-23
Place of birth: York Factory, Manitoba, Canada
Next of kin: Gertrude Fortescue, sister, St. Catharines, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Nursing Sister
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Address: Not specified
Gender: female
Religion: Church of England
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

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

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

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 392872
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6
Service file: B3217-S003
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 deliberately torpedoed 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 deliberately torpedoed 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