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Lieutenant Rena McLean

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: McLean, Rena
Date of birth: 1880-06-14
Place of birth: Souris, Price Edward Island, Canada
Next of kin: John McLean, Father, Souris, Prince Edward Island
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Trained Nurse
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
Awards

Royal Red Cross

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 4021641
LAC ID: 162183
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B7051-S022
Uploader's Notes: Daughter of John and Matilda McLean, of Souris, Prince Edward Island.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.In France in Nov. 1914 to start up No. 2 Canadian HospitalOn line biography here.
Uploader's Research notes: Daughter of John and Matilda McLean, of Souris, Prince Edward Island.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.In France in Nov. 1914 to start up No. 2 Canadian HospitalOn line biography here.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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