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Private Robert Williams

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1887-10-01
Place of birth: Parton, Cumberland
Next of kin: Mary J. Williams; wife; 533-B Maple Ave., Medicine Hat, Alberta
Marital status: married
Occupation (attested): Clerk
Religion: Baptist
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 530063
Rank detail
  1. Private, H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship), Canadian Army Medical Corps (Army).
  2. Private, No. 8 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

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 4021801
LAC ID: 315349
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B10403-S029
Uploader's Notes: Son of James and Elizabeth Williams, of 27 William St., Workington, Cumberland, England. Husband of Mary J. Williams, of 1406 Miffin St., Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.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 James and Elizabeth Williams, of 27 William St., Workington, Cumberland, England. Husband of Mary J. Williams, of 1406 Miffin St., Homestead, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.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