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Private George Edward Nash

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1895-12-02
Place of birth: Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Anne Nash, mother, Midland, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Chauffeur
Occupation (normalized): Other Motor-Vehicle Drivers
Address: Midland, Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 644511
Rank detail
  1. Private, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).
  2. Private, 157th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  3. Private, No. 16 Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps (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

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 556617
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B7236-S021
Uploader's Notes: Son of Mrs. Annie E. Nash, of 213 Dominion Avenue, Midland, 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 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: Son of Mrs. Annie E. Nash, of 213 Dominion Avenue, Midland, 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 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2019-05-23