On the evening of June 27, 1918, a German U-boat torpedoed the hospital ship “Llandovery Castle” 190 kilometres west of the southern tip of Ireland. She had been sailing from Halifax with a total of 234 individuals — 143 crew members and 91 Canadian Army Medical Corps personnel lost their lives as all aboard abandoned ship as it sank. Only 18 crew members and six CAMC personnel survived. Three Nova Scotians on board the vessel perished at sea — CAMC Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Thomas Howard MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury NS; Acting Matron Margaret Marjorie “Pearl” Fraser, New Glasgow, NS; and Nursing Sister Minnie Follette, Port Greville, NS. (Images: The HMHS Llandovery Castle; CAMC Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Thomas Howard MacDonald, Port Hawkesbury NS; Acting Matron Margaret Marjorie “Pearl” Fraser, New Glasgow, NS; and Nursing Sister Minnie Follette, Port Greville, NS.)