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Private Robert Carman Kelly



Date of birth: 1897-11-22
Place of birth: Havelock Ontario Canada
Next of kin: Daniel Kelly (Father), Havelock, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Student
Occupation (normalized): Other Professional, Technical and Related Workers Not Elsewhere Classified
Address: Havelock, Ontario
Religion: Methodist
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action
Buried: Halifax Memorial, Panel 2.


Regimental number: 195880
Highest Rank: Private
Rank detail

Private (Army).

Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Commemoration location: Havelock, Belmont & Methuen War Memorial, Havelock, Ontario, Canada


LAC ID: 497165
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B5062-S024
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: [Private Army Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship) ]


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