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Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Howard MacDonald

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1877-12-15
Place of birth: Port Mulgrave, Guysboro Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
Next of kin: Katherine C. Macdonald, wife. Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia
Marital status: married
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant-Colonel, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).
  2. Major, Bearwood Convalescent Hospital, Wokingham, 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: 4021629
LAC ID: 148701
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B6765-S016
Uploader's Notes: Son of Dr. Patrick and Annie Macdonald, of Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Husband of Katherine C. Macdonald, of 1, Collins St., Quebec, Quebec.Served Militia Aldershott, Nova ScotiaThe 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: Son of Dr. Patrick and Annie Macdonald, of Port Hawkesbury, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Husband of Katherine C. Macdonald, of 1, Collins St., Quebec, Quebec.Served Militia Aldershott, Nova ScotiaThe 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