Private Robert Alexander Steen

Regimental Number:
400171
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Battalion:
H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Not Specified
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Enlistment Date:
Age at Enlistment:
Enlisted at:
Address at Enlistment:
Civilian Occupation:
Saw Service in:
Unknown
Date of Death:
June 27, 1918
Age at Death:
47
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86
Burial:
Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia
Plot:
Panel 2.
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
March 15, 1876
Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Steen, of 1237-11, Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta.
Place of Birth:
Country of Birth:
Not Specified
Prisoner of War:
Not Specified
Interned:
Married:
Not Specified
Religion:
Unknown
Height:
Feet Inches
Chest:
Inches
Expansion:
Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^ra9260-44
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private
Canadian Army Medical Corps
H.M.H.S. Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)
Awards and Decorations
Notes
Son of Robert and Jane Glover Steen; Husband of Elizabeth Steen, of 1237-11, Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta.
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.
Research Notes