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Private Kelby Roseboro



Name: Roseboro, Kelby
Date of birth: 1897-12-22
Place of birth:
Marital status: no data
Occupation (attested): student
Occupation (normalized): Other Professional, Technical and Related Workers Not Elsewhere Classified
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action
Buried: Halifax Memorial, Panel 2.


Regimental number: 910940
Highest Rank: Private
Rank detail

Private (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles southwest of the Fastnet Rock by U86


LAC ID: 609470
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B8462-S031
Uploader's Notes: The hospital ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles southwest 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 machinegunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.
Uploader's Research notes:

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

[Private Army Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship) ]


Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2014-09-15