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british immigration and colonization association

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Margaret Report 2 Dec 2017 15:17

trying to find out abt this association and if they helped the boys come back to britain
my mother in laws father went out in 1929 between then and 1938 he came home to scotland met his wife and married . so looking to fill gap
john thomas coulter born fife 1912

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Dec 2017 15:26

there is a tree on ancestry with his travel and his marriage and birth cert etc

he was with a large party of teenage boys so not a BHC.He gives his fathers name and address plus his mums name so doenst appear to home child

his destination was the BIMC ass hostel in Montreal

he was born in Aug 5th 1911 Fife

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Dec 2017 15:34

from google
British Immigration and Colonization Association - Library and ...
10 Dec 2015 - The B.I.C.A. was incorporated in 1921 as the British Immigration Aid Association and changed its name in December 1923. The purpose of the Association was to encourage and sponsor emigration from the British Isles to Canada. Boys aged fourteen to eighteen were recruited from rural farm families, ...

would doubt that they helped with any return journey

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Dec 2017 15:56

his outward journey
ame: John Thomas Coulter
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1912
Birth Country: Scotland
Date of Arrival: 1 Apr 1929
Vessel: Athenia
Search Ship Database: Search for the Athenia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland


ArgyllGran Report 2 Dec 2017 17:07

His ignominious return to UK:

Thomas Coulter
in the UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name: Thomas Coulter
Birth Date: abt 1912
Age: 20
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: 5 Apr 1932
Port of Arrival: Glasgow, Scotland
Ports of Voyage: Halifax
Ship Name: Athenia
Shipping line: Donaldson Line
Official Number: 146330

He was a truck driver, and was being deported from Canada.
A note says "Gaol 'Athenia' 4/4/29 "

Home address: Feus, Powmill, by Dollar.

Same address as on way out in 1929.

Some others listed with him were also being deported from gaol, and others because they were "LPC" - Liable to become a Public Charge.

In the 1930's, because of the Depression, Canada deported lots of people who were a drain on Canada's financial resources.


Kay???? Report 2 Dec 2017 18:15

It was under the Empire Settllement Act. "as The New Homeland" scheme there was articles in all UK newspapers an offer for a new life in Canada, offering assisted passages and loans...