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Lieutenant Minnie Katherine Gallaher

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1880-01-01
Place of birth: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Mrs. M.E. Gallaher, 10 Regent Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Graduate Nurse
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Address: Not specified
Gender: female
Religion: Presbyterian
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).

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: 4021532
LAC ID: 455741
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4
Service file: B3377-S002
Uploader's Notes: Daughter of Rev. John and Maud Logan Gallaher of Pittsburg, 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 deliberately torpedoed and most survivors, including 14 nursing sisters, were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.Nursing Sister Minnie Katherine Gallaher's photo appeared in Our Heroes in The Great World War, compiled by J.H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919. This photo and other information may be found through this link on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
Uploader's Research notes: Daughter of Rev. John and Maud Logan Gallaher of Pittsburg, 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 deliberately torpedoed and most survivors, including 14 nursing sisters, were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.Nursing Sister Minnie Katherine Gallaher's photo appeared in Our Heroes in The Great World War, compiled by J.H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919. This photo and other information may be found through this link on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2014-05-13