Author Topic: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918  (Read 27567 times)

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 17:07 BST (UK) »
I can't find a Lovat, Alberta but did find a Lovett, alberta  that was part of the Coal Branch. Most of the small towns that were along the coal branch are now ghost towns, Lovett among them. If you google - Coal Branch ghost Towns Lovett, Alberta some sites with pictures should come up.

Some sites that may be able to help you are
Edmonton Public Library
www.epl.ca/contactepl

Yellowhead County - Contact
www.yellowheadcounty.ab.ca/aco_us.html

I still think your best bet is to get his military file to find out if he was injured or released and sent back to Canada for any reason. It will be in the military file. It won't cost a lot of money to access the file through Library and Archives Canada and may give you the answers that you are seeking.

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 17:17 BST (UK) »
Another site that may be able to locate the Lovat/Lovett cemetery is the Alberta Family Histories Society

http://afhs.ab.ca/aboutus/contacts.shtml

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 17:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks Valerie for both replies - will follow up.

i know friend was going to get the military papers but has been in hosp etc so we've not followed through on everything yet.

Your advice is much appreciated.

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 23:28 BST (UK) »
anyone can order the military files, it does not need to be a relative

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 06 September 11 23:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks Valerie - think we'll have to.

Contacted the Alberta Family History Society adn they rpleid very promptly - but had not heard of Topfield or Lovet!

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 07 September 11 00:56 BST (UK) »
I found this site and thought I would post it just in case at some point you decide to try to find his death registration.

www.servicealberta.ca/766.cfm

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 07 September 11 07:50 BST (UK) »
There appears to be a Lovat Cemetery but it's Ontario Canada (still in use)

Lovat was a small community located in Bruce County....... A large cemetery was opened around 1854.

http://www.ghosttownpix.com/ontario/imgNW/lovatimg.html


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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 09 October 11 18:33 BST (UK) »
Have now received John Lloyd's large military file and would like some help identifying some initials and units.

John was posted to 1st Pioneer Batt. on reaching England. He reached France on 6 July 1916 and was sent to 1st Can. Entrenching Bn in the field. Did this unit do what it sounds like - dig and repair trenches, etc?

John paraded sick on 5 Dec 1916 complaining of nausea and vertigo and general weakness, several days after "exposure to shell fire on the Somme". He was in no 3 Can Field Ambulance for 10 days with Vertigo.Dysporia.Heart and epilepsy before being discharged. On 25 Dec 1916 he was classified P.B. and attached to C.C.Comp. Co. and served in the field. What does this Co. do?

26 May 1917 - 1st Pioneers became 9th Batt C.R.T., and John became a Sapper. I understand this is Railway Troops so what was their job?

On 3rd Sept 1917 John paraded sick again, at Vimy Ridge,  with pain in his chest, arms and legs. He was immediately sent back to base hospital, and then invalided back to England, with myalgia and precordial distress.
He was in Etaples 12 days, Bethnal Green 12 days, Bromley, 10 days, Bushy Park 16 days, Buxton 2 months, and Liverpool 5 weeks. He was invalided back to Canada on the Llandovery Castle on 28th Feb 1918, to Halifax. He was in hospital in Wetaskiwin, Alberta for 2 months, then 5 weeks at S.M.H. Is that Calgary?
He was discharged from service on 17th Aug 1918 at Calgary, with the intention of living in the G.W.V.A. in Edmonton. Is this a convelescent home?
He died on 11th Nov 1918. Death was attributed to military service.

In 1925 a scroll and plaque was sent to his widow. What were these like?

Hope I haven't asked too many questions, but it was a large file - 87 pages.

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Re: John Lloyd D.Lovat d.11/11/1918
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 09 October 11 19:34 BST (UK) »
Wow you certainly have unearthed a can of worms there - way more than we were expecting!

Shame friend away for a few days or she'd be over the moon to have all that info.

Like you I don't know what any of it means yet but will try to look into it and I might have someone who might understand it a bit better if he has the time.

Did all the pages arrive via email?