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Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi RootsChatters

It's 'brick wall' time again  :(
 
Charles was born 15 May 1879 at 91 Market Street, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, first son of Charles Paterson and Ann Gowans.

At the time of the 1881 and 1891 UK Census he was residing at 91 Market Street, St Andrews, Fife with his parents, then in the 1901 Census he was a 'Soldier' at Longmoor Barracks, Greatham, Petersfield, Hampshire, England - he had enlisted on 21 Nov 1899 for service as a Sapper (Service No. 4002) in the 60th Field Company of the Royal Engineers but was discharged medically unfit on 13 Apr 1901.

Iíve recently found out that Charles emigrated to Canada (possibly around 1909) and I have his Attestation paper showing he joined the C.E.F. on 3 Jan 1916 and, on the cover page, that he died 2 March 1942 (presumably in Canada).

I'm hopeful that someone can add more for him  :)

Regards

Chiad Fhear
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Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Likely him in the 1921 Census in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario (same place as his attestation papers).

Patterson, Charles, Lodger, single, aged 41, b. Scotland, parents b. same, immigrated 1906, Presbyterian, stone cutter (occupation also matches attestation papers).

Living in the household of William Ernest White at 128 Windsor Avenue.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 14:18 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Eileen

Seem to be getting somewhere now!

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Aye mair questions than answers in a world where the past was a different place - that cannae be revisited!

Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Image of the 1921 census page. Charles is found at line 25.

http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1921&op=img&id=e002922993

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 15:54 GMT (UK) »
There's a reference on his service record where he received a clothing allowance in March 1935 and that time he was living in Ottawa. Unfortunately the 1942 death records are only available on microfilm from the Ontario Archives and do not form part of Ancestry's collection.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

On his Canadian WW1 Death card, Page 847, no information available.
https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/veterans-death-cards-ww1/Pages/item.aspx?PageID=2810402

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Added:  Oops....Page 897

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone  :)

More than I could have hoped for.  Lots of questions answered.

Regards

Chiad Fhear
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Family surnames being researched ...
Crawford, Neilson, Lindsay, Reekie, Davidson
Drummond, Laing, Pearson, Tulloch ... will do for starters but there's a whole lot more!

Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 20:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

There was also a mention in his file of London, Ontario. He did serve in the 99th Batt.

I think this may be him in Woodland Cemetery, London, Ontario, Page 18 #29
https://londonmiddlesex.ogs.on.ca/docs/membpubs/cem-tr/londonc/152-1-Woodland-A-AE-Y-VETS-AandB-LandL.pdf