Author Topic: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland  (Read 273 times)

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Very good, dbree.  I missed the reference to London in the file -- just saw Ottawa.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 05 December 18 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Eileen  :)

The mention of London was much older 1918ish. Just chanced it, as I knew London was a
regional center at one point for Vet. care.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 06 December 18 10:49 GMT (UK) »
WOW  :D

You guys are absolutely amazing!

To add to that, my cousin in Brisbane, Australia, has sent me Charles' military records which confirm he enlisted on 3 January 1916, served in France with the 99th Battalion C.E.F., reported sick while on furlough in England in October 1917, and was subsequently invalided back to Canada in February 1918 due to arthritis in a knee.

I think this search can now be put to bed  :)

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 06 December 18 12:11 GMT (UK) »
You're welcome  :)

I'm sorry I just assumed you had his Canadian service file as you had his date of death.
Library and Archives Canada has just completed digitizing all the WW1 service files.
In case you need these in the future, this is the main search page
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 06 December 18 13:51 GMT (UK) »
... I just assumed you had his Canadian service file as you had his date of death ...

Thanks for the link  :)  I had no idea the records were available.  The attached is where I found his death date.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 06 December 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Hmm, that is page 3 of his service file. Was that the only page besides his attest. papers...just
curious.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 06 December 18 19:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi DB

No, I followed the link and my search came up with over 60 records, including medical.  A few were blanks - presumably the reverse sides - but lots of information there.

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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #16 on: Friday 07 December 18 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Oh good.  :)

Cheers,
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Re: Charles Paterson (or Patterson) born 15 May 1879 in St Andrews, Scotland
« Reply #17 on: Friday 07 December 18 10:24 GMT (UK) »
And to close the page ... his actual Death Certificate

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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