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From: "Yahoo" <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Fw: Isabella Gregory (nee Alston)
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 20:01:41 +0100
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Hi Robin,

I did check the lists you suggested and saw the Devonshire record, but I
discounted it as it was a different area from where he was actually born.
There is no link to the 1911 census as far as I can see, but as Arthur was
married in 1914 in the UK, it was a slim chance he would be listed. Have
been on the war medals site, but there are far too many Arthur's to pinpoint
the right one without a regiment/number. He is listed on 1881 UK Census aged
1, but then didn't appear on the 1891 Census, which led me to believe that
he was the same Arthur that was sent to Canada from Liverpool.

Thanks again.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin" <>
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Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Fw: Isabella Gregory (nee Alston)

> Robert
> The WWI Canadian Expeditionary Forces attestation papers are searchable
> and
> viewable at the same site as where you found the Home Children Records
> (Library & Archives Canada - Canadian Genealogy Centre).
> http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/cef/index-e.html
> There is an Arthur Gregory born 1880 listed, but he was born in
> Devonshire.
> It is always possible that enlistees gave the wrong year of birth - to
> make
> them appear older or younger than what they really were.
> He might also be found in either the 1901 or 1911 Canadian Census. If you
> do find him tell me, I will make sure the Home Child record is linked to
> his
> census record. Check 1901 first, there is one there that could be him
> (born
> 28 Feb 1881), and his 1901 census record has already been linked to the
> 1911
> census record (living at 158 Main Street in Toronto).
> http://www.automatedgenealogy.com/index.html
> You can also check the UK Medal cards at the UK Archives - Documents
> online
> site if he was in the British Army.
> http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/default.asp
> Robin
> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Yahoo
> Sent: June 24, 2007 3:28 AM
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> Subject: [ONTARIO] Fw: Isabella Gregory (nee Alston)
> Thank you to all who have helped with posts concerning my Great Aunt
> Isabella Gregory and her husband, Arthur. There is a possibility that
> Arthur
> first came to Canada as one of the 'Home Children'. I believe I have found
> him listed as entering Quebec at the age of 13 in 1893 on the SS Sardinian
> that sailed from Liverpool in the UK. If it is him he must have returned
> to
> the UK at some point to meet and marry Isabella in 1914. This poses
> questions as to whether he came back as part of the war effort, and
> whether
> he joined the Canadian or British Army, and then returned to Canada with
> Isabella.
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