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mgnv

mgnv Report 24 Jun 2013 10:34

MC - Yes. His attestation papers are stamped 1st brigade CFA. This consisted of the 1st, 3rd and 4th Field Batteries and the 2nd Howitzer Battery. It was part of the Canadian 1st division, the first CEF div to arrive in France. You'ld need his service record to see which battery he was in, and it's not online yet. The search help link at:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php
tells you how to order a service record. The cost is the same for a photocopy or a digital copy. What's nice is that, for the past couple of years, whenever someone orders a digital copy, LAC will put it online so everyone will benefit.
The search help link also gives a link to the units war diaries, so if I enter 1st brigade artillery or 1st battery, then pick the CFA hit, I can read what the unit was doing on a day to day basis. It's really quite interesting - well, I think so.

Also relevant here is:
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/oh-ho/detail-eng.asp?BfBookLang=1&BfId=22
Author: Nicholson, G.W.L
Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War: Candian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919

MargaretM

MargaretM Report 24 Jun 2013 11:15

Yes, I agree he was a home child. On the 1901 Scotland census his mother Letitia, 36 and John , 4 were in the poorhouse. Then there's this listing:

Home Children (1869-1930)
Item Display
Return to results | Search | Search HelpSurname: HAGGARTGiven Name: JohnAge: 11Sex: MShip: SicilianYear of Arrival: 1907Departure Port: GlasgowDeparture Date: 1907-03-30Arrival Port: HalifaxArrival Date: 1907-04-12Party: Quarrier's Orphan Homes of ScotlandDestination: Brockville, OntarioComments: See also reels T-525 and C-4709Source: Library and Archives CanadaReference: RG 76 C1bMicrofilm: T-502Type of Record: Passenger ListsGroup of Children Traveling TogetherSuggest a Correction

And Robert the next year:

Home Children (1869-1930)
Item Display
Return to results | Search | Search HelpSurname: HAGGARTGiven Name: RobertAge: 9Sex: MShip: GrampianYear of Arrival: 1908Departure Port: GlasgowDeparture Date: 1908-04-04Arrival Port: HalifaxArrival Date: 1908-04-14Party: Quarrier's Orphan Homes of ScotlandDestination: Brockville, OntarioComments: Scottish childrenSource: Library and Archives CanadaReference: RG 76 C1bMicrofilm: T-503Type of Record: Passenger ListsGroup of Children Traveling TogetherSuggest a Correction

mgnv

mgnv Report 24 Jun 2013 11:22

1901 Scotland Census Transcription
First Name:JOHN
Last Name:HAGGART
Birth Year:1897
Age:4
Birth Town:GLASGOW
Birth County:LANARK
Birth Place:
Relationship:INMATE
Gender:M
Occupation:
Condition:
Street:
Parish:GLASGOW
Town:
City:
County:Lanarkshire
Country:SCOTLAND
Ecclesiastical District:BARONY
Enumeration District:
Municipal Ward:
Parliamentary Borough:ST ROLLOX
Registration District:ST ROLLOX

I get an almost identical hit for:
First Name:ROBT LESLIE
Last Name:HAGGART
Birth Year:1899
Age:2

The mid-name convinces me he's John's bro.

mgnv

mgnv Report 24 Jun 2013 11:33

Follow up on Margee's and my last posts:
First Name:LETITIA
Last Name:HAGGART
Birth Year:1865
Age:36
Birth Town:GLASGOW
Birth County:LANARK
Birth Place:
Relationship:INMATE
Gender:F
Occupation:HOUSEWIFE DOMESTIC FORMERLY
Condition:MARRIED

MargaretM

MargaretM Report 24 Jun 2013 11:50

I have sent a pm to Jany suggesting that she return to the thread.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 24 Jun 2013 12:50

Good idea Margee - she might have thought we were all done and dusted.

MargaretM

MargaretM Report 24 Jun 2013 14:01

We're never "done & dusted", MC! We just keep going & going...

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 24 Jun 2013 14:10

Yes, we're like the Duracell bunnies!

(Note - other brands of battery are available ;-) )

Jany

Jany Report 25 Jun 2013 06:13

Margee,MarieCeleste and mgnv
Thank you all so much for the information you have added..
Myra and John had several children, Bob, Mary,Elsie and Jeanne who you put on here were among them.Thank you for the info re their deaths.
I did wonder why John and Myra went off to Canada so quickly after they married.
Seemed very strange as Myra's mother Sarah was a widow who Myra had previously been living with.(father Harry Collings was deceased)
I didn't know much abour John at all,other than he was son of Robert and Letitia from Glasgow.It all makes sense now.
I will have to re read everything you have added.. Once again thank you very much

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Jun 2013 08:09

You're very welcome Jany, pleased the info has been useful.