CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Jessie Mabel McDiarmid
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:
Ashton, Lanark County, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
John McDiarmid, Ashton, Lanark Cty, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Professional Nurse
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
London, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
September 16, 1915
Age at enlistment:
35
Height:
5 Feet 6 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
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:
38
Buried at:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
Beckwith Township Memorial
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 16689 - 18
Research Notes
Jessie was a personal friend of Nursing Sister Celestina Geen
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
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.