CEF Soldier Detail

Matron Margaret Marjory Fraser
Died: June 27, 1918

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Place of Birth:
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. D.C. Fraser, 22 Athabasca Street E., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Address at Enlistment:
Not specified
Date of Birth:
March 20, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Quebec City, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 28, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Hospital ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Date of Death:
June 27, 1918
Age at Death:
33
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 1.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3287-53
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Matron Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps King's Red Cross Convalescent Hospital
Daughter of late Lieutenant Governor (Nova Scotia) D.C. and Bessie G. Fraser of 1710 Fort St., Victoria, British Columbia.  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 machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.
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Newspaper Extract 7/4/1918 Llandovery Castle Sinking - Series of articles