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Private Kelby Roseboro

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Roseboro, Kelby
Date of birth: 1897-12-22
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

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 910940
Rank detail

Private, 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 southwest of the Fastnet Rock by U86

RESEARCH INFORMATION

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: 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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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