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Captain George Luther Sills

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1888-03-14
Place of birth: Tweed, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Lillian Patience Stewart(sister) Tweed, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): physician
Occupation (normalized): General Physician
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail
  1. Captain, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).
  2. Lieutenant, No. 5 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 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

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 228799
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2, image 3
Service file: B8901-S015
Uploader's Notes: Son of S. Wilson Sills and Elizabeth Jane Sills.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 S. Wilson Sills and Elizabeth Jane Sills.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: 2013-07-20