Matron Margaret Marjory Fraser
March 20, 1885 - June 27, 1918
Educators: Click here for a Lesson Plan that explores explores Matron Fraser's life.
Matron Margaret Marjory Fraser, from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, was a nursing sister on board the hospital ship Llandovery Castle when it was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-Boat U-86. This would have been infamous enough on its own, but when U-86 used its guns to slaughter the survivors and sink the lifeboats, it became a rallying cry for Canadian troops.
Matron Fraser is the third of four stories covered in our Forgotten Fallen video tribute to Canadians who died in the First World War fallen with no known graves. (6m:18)
To learn more about Matron Fraser, see our article HERE or
our website: The Case of Llandovery Castle.
We thank Heritage Canada for their support in the making of Forgotten Fallen.