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Lieutenant Mary Agnes McKenzie



Date of birth: 1880-04-28
Place of birth: Toronto Ontario Canada
Next of kin: Thomas C McKenzie, father. Toronto, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Nurse
Occupation (normalized): Professional Nurse, General
Gender: female
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1918-06-27


Regimental number: NA
Highest Rank: Lieutenant
Rank detail
  1. Lieutenant (Army).
  2. Lieutenant (Army).
Degree of service: Great Britain
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86


LAC ID: 157208
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B6979-S040
Uploader's Notes:

Daughter of Thomas C. McKenzie and Mary B. McKenzie of Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario

She was born in Toronto, on April 28, 1880 and she enlisted on January 31, 1916 at Toronto, Ontario. She had graduated from the Nursing School at the Rochester General Hospital in 1903.
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: [Nursing Sister Army Canadian Army Medical Corps Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington Nursing Sister Army Canadian Army Medical Corps H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship) ]


Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2021-04-04