Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Jessie Mabel McDiarmid

In memory of:

Nursing Sister Jessie Mabel McDiarmid

June 27, 1918

Military Service


Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Division:

5 General Hospital, Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship)

Additional Information


Born:

August 14, 1880
Aston, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 16, 1915
London, Ontario

Daughter of John McDiarmid, Beckwith Township, Ontario. Niece of Mr. J. McDiarmid of Ashton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 455 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 2.

Location:

The HALIFAX MEMORIAL in Nova Scotia's capital, erected in Point Pleasant Park, is one of the few tangible reminders of the men who died at sea. Twenty-four ships were lost by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War and nearly 2,000 members of the RCN lost their lives. This Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was unveiled in November 1967 with naval ceremony by H.P. MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, in the presence of R. Teillet, then Minister of Veterans Affairs. The monument is a great granite Cross of Sacrifice over 12 metres high, clearly visible to all ships approaching Halifax. The cross is mounted on a large podium bearing 23 bronze panels upon which are inscribed the names of over 3,000 Canadian men and women who were buried at sea. The dedicatory inscription, in French and English, reads as follows:

1914-1939
1918-1945
IN THE HONOUR OF
THE MEN AND WOMEN
OF THE NAVY
ARMY AND MERCHANT NAVY
OF CANADA
WHOSE NAMES
ARE INSCRIBED HERE
THEIR GRAVES ARE UNKNOWN
BUT THEIR MEMORY
SHALL ENDURE.

On June 19, 2003, the Government of Canada designated September 3rd of each year as a day to acknowledge the contribution of Merchant Navy Veterans.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Jessie McDiamard – © IWM (WWC H22-38-1)
  • Memorial – In Memoriam
Nursing Sister
Jessie M McDiarmid
Drowned June 27, 1918
By German Submarine
  • Mentioned in Despatches Certificate – Certificate for being Mentioned in Despatches for Nursing Sister Jessica Mabel McDiarmid who lost her life while on duty on the Hospital Ship, Llandovery Castle.

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