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Private David Radcliffe Smuck

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1893-05-18
Place of birth: Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: Mrs. Smuck - mother 202 Mitton St. Sarnia, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): barber
Occupation (normalized): Barber Hairdresser
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 03676
Rank detail

Private, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).

Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Commemoration location: Sarnia, Ontario

Images

Side view of Sarnia Cenotaph on Wellington Street.
Side view of Sarnia Cenotaph on Wellington Street.

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 4021765
LAC ID: 240410
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B9129-S030
Uploader's Notes: Son of Mrs. Emily Smuck, of 202 South Milton St., Sarnia, 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. Emily Smuck, of 202 South Milton St., Sarnia, 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: 2013-07-20