CEF Soldier Detail

Nursing Sister Mary Agnes McKenzie
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:
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1880
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
January 31, 1916
Age at enlistment:
35
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
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:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Female
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6979-40
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Daughter of Thomas C. and Mary B. McKenzie, of Davenport Road, Toronto, Ontario. She was born in Toronto, on April 28, 1880 and she enlisted on January 31, 1916 at Toronto, Ontario. She had graduated from the Nursing School at the Rochester General Hospital in 1903.
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.