John Glennie1

M, #39949, b. circa 1847, d. 27 May 1907
Last Edited29 Sep 2019
     He was born circa 1847 at Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 John married Penelope Craik.1,2
     He died on 27 May 1907 at Moray, Scotland.3

Family

Penelope Craik b. 1863 or 1864, d. bt 1910 - 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S9691] John Glennie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Elgin, Moray, Scotland; Page: 4, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_40.
  2. [S9692] Local Heritage Services in Moray, Scotland Ancestry (Publisher: Moray Council), unknown repository, http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp; "Index to sources of info about people, places and subjects relating to Moray. Sources indexed include local gov't archives from the 13th century to 1975, local newspapers, grave inscriptions, non-est'd church records to 1855, books, family historie etc"; cited as "Local Heritage Services in Moray, Scotland., Penelope Glennie née Graik.
  3. [S9692] "Local Heritage Services in Moray, Scotland", online http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp: John Glennie.
  4. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File: Private George Bruce Glennie. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  5. [S9690] Deaths: Glennie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 May 1969, Page 24, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: George Bruce Glennie. Hereinafter cited as Star Phoenix.

Penelope Craik1,2

F, #39950, b. 1863 or 1864, d. between 1910 and 1916
Last Edited29 Sep 2019
     She was born in 1863 or 1864 at Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,2 Penelope married John Glennie.1,2
     She died between 1910 and 1916.2

Family

John Glennie b. c 1847, d. 27 May 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S9691] John Glennie household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Elgin, Moray, Scotland; Page: 4, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_40.
  2. [S9692] Local Heritage Services in Moray, Scotland Ancestry (Publisher: Moray Council), unknown repository, http://libindx.moray.gov.uk/mainmenu.asp; "Index to sources of info about people, places and subjects relating to Moray. Sources indexed include local gov't archives from the 13th century to 1975, local newspapers, grave inscriptions, non-est'd church records to 1855, books, family historie etc"; cited as "Local Heritage Services in Moray, Scotland., Penelope Glennie née Graik.
  3. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File: Private George Bruce Glennie. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  4. [S9690] Deaths: Glennie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 May 1969, Page 24, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: George Bruce Glennie. Hereinafter cited as Star Phoenix.

Isabella Glennie1

F, #39951
Father*John Glennie1 b. c 1847, d. 27 May 1907
Mother*Penelope Craik1 b. 1863 or 1864, d. bt 1910 - 1916
Last Edited11 Nov 2019
     Isabella Chilton of London, England was listed as next-of-kin on her brother George's attestation (enlistment) papers.1

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File: Private George Bruce Glennie. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.

Mary Glennie1

F, #39952
Father*John Glennie1 b. c 1847, d. 27 May 1907
Mother*Penelope Craik1 b. 1863 or 1864, d. bt 1910 - 1916
Last Edited11 Nov 2019
     In the obituary of George Bruce Glennie who died 20 May 1969, his sister, Mary in Africa, was listed as a survivor.1
     November 2019 Research notes:
Is this Miss Mary Glenn of Asquith who died June 29, 1978.2

Citations

  1. [S9690] Deaths: Glennie, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23 May 1969, Page 24, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: George Bruce Glennie. Hereinafter cited as Star Phoenix.
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Obituary: Mary Glenn.

George Cameron Alexander MacGarva1

M, #39953, b. 18 December 1896, d. 16 December 1959
Father*George T. McGarva2 b. c 1870
Mother*Margaret (?)3 b. c 1876
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 18 December 1896 at Dunoon, Argyllshire, Scotland, according to the 1901 census and several forms in his service file. However, on his enlistment papers, he gave his birthplace as Glasgow which is about 35 miles from Dunoon.2,4,3 George married Amelia Mary Tindall on 20 December 1920 at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, according to Manitoba Marriage Registration Index 1920-063083. Note that the index spell's his surname as Macgorva.5,6
     He died on 16 December 1959 at Deer Lodge Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at age 62.4,7 George Cameron Alexander MacGarva was buried at Brandon Municipal Cemetery, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.1
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     "McGarva (sic), G.".
Other comments:
     George was farming in the Asquith area at the time of his enlistment, and planned to return there upon his discharge. He was wounded at Passchendaele, resulting in his being discharged as physically unfit for further duty. In Jun 1919, he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and served for 3 years.
     With two exceptions, throughout his military file, his rank is given as Private (Pte.) The first exception is on his 10 Jun 1916 Will when he was a Sapper (Spr.), an equivalent rank within the Canadian Engineers. During his convalescence he was an Acting Sergeant. Thus he was allowed to be known as Sergeant MacGarva as used in his letter home, and one or two other references.
     The 1918 article about his being wounded (see below) mentions he was wounded twice, but that is not clear in his military file. On his discharge examination there is a mention of scars on both wrists, which might be from an earlier undocumented wound.8

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     George Cameron MacGarva began military service on 25 June 1915 at the age of 18 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 53rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. He was an unmarried farmer with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 5" tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. Upon his discharge 3 years later, he was 5' 6" tall. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his father, George T. McGarva of Lodi, California. He was assigned regimental number 441558.2
     On 29 March 1916 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he embarked on the "H.M.T. Empress of Britain"arriving at Liverpool 11 days later on 09 April 1916. He was transferred to the 54th Battalion, and then to the 4th Divisional Signals Company of the Canadian Engineers on 21 Jul 1916.9
     On 11 August 1916 he joined the Canada Engineers (C. E.) in France with the 54th Battalion. On 13 Nov 1917 at Passchendaele he was wounded by shell fragments, hitting his left thigh as well as causing a compound fracture of his left arm (humerus) just above the elbow. Below, you can read his letter to his father about this incident. He was hospitalized and on 21 Nov 1917 he was invalided back to England and then later, to Canada due to his wounds. One medical report mentions he lost two fingers on his right hand. Sometime during his convalescence he was promoted to Acting Sergeant (A/Sgt.) He convalesced in a Moose Jaw military hospital.9 Pte. George Cameron MacGarva ended his military service on 17 September 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, being discharged as physically unfit due to wounds. He had a 50% loss of movement in this left arm and was unlikely to be fit for duty within 6 months. He had reverted to the rank of Private. He had served 16 months in France. He intended to return to Asquith after his discharge. He was described as having wound scars on his left arm and thigh, with no mention of missing fingers so I presume they were intact..
End of Military Service section.9

George Cameron Alexander MacGarva began service with the R.N.W.M.P. On 11 June 1919 joining as a Constable.4 He ended service with the on 10 June 1922 after serving with "F" division in Saskatchewan and "D" in Manitoba.
End of Service -.4

Census Data

     George A. C. MacGarva appeared on the1901 British Census of at Glasgow, at Lanarkshire, Scotland, in the household of his parents, George T. McGarva and Margaret McGarva.3
     The following newspaper article appeared in the San Francisco, California San Francisco Examiner 24 February 1918 :
Stockton Boy Twice Wounded
Sergeant George C. MacGarva Writes to Father That Huns Dislike Canadians.
     STOCKTON, February 23.--G. T. MacGarva, a Stockton farmer, has received a letter from his son, Sergeant George C. MacGarva, 21, announcing that he is again in a London hospital, suffering from wounds received in the front line trenches in France. He is a member of the Canadian army and has been recommended for a distinguished conduct medal. This is the second time he has been wounded during two years' service in France and Belgium. He writes that he expects to be sent to Ontario as a drill sergeant.
     Writing from ward B, Third London General Hospital, Wandsworth, London, the young man says:
     "I was wounded on the night of the 12th of November. We went into the front line to relieve another battalion and on the morning of the 13th the enemy started to give us a welcome. You see, he doesn't like the Canadians. He calls us the devil men."
     "A shell landed where I stood looking over the trench and got me nice, and a few others also. You see, all that week we were driving him back and he sure had the wind-up. A piece of the shell hit me on the arm and another went clear through my thigh. I had to walk five miles to the dressing station and there I was operated upon and the pieces of the shell were taken out. I have had the best of treatment and have no complaint at all.
     "I have spent two years in France and Belgium and don't want to see any more of it. I stand a good chance of getting home as my arm is wired with silver wire from elbow to armpit and is rather stiff."

     Note that Feb 23, 1918 was the day he was admitted to the Third London General Hospital.10

     In the obituary of Amelia Mary MacGarva who died 23 February 1974, her husband, George Cameron Alexander MacGarva was listed as predeceased.11

Family

Amelia Mary Tindall b. 1899, d. 23 Feb 1974
Marriage*George married Amelia Mary Tindall on 20 December 1920 at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, according to Manitoba Marriage Registration Index 1920-063083. Note that the index spell's his surname as Macgorva.5,6 

Citations

  1. [S4141] Brandon Municipal Cemetery Online Cemetery Search, online http://gis.brandon.ca/arcgis/flex/cemeterysearch.html, George Cameron Alexander MacGarva, Dec. 18, 1896 - Dec. 16, 1959. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Municipal Cemetery Online Cemetery Search.
  2. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File: Private George Cameron MacGarva. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  3. [S9703] George T. MacGarva household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Glasgow Strathbung, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Page: 16, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_319.
  4. [S4644] RCMP Graves, online RCMP Graves search page, George Cameron MacGarva, Reg# 7903. Hereinafter cited as RCMP Graves.
  5. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.
  6. [S9693] Obituaries: MacGarva, The Brandon Sun, Brandon, Manitoba, 25 Feb 1971, Page 12, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Amelia Mary "Millie" MacGarva née Tindall. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  7. [S9702] In Memorium: MacGarva, The Brandon Sun, Brandon, Manitoba, 16 Dec 1972, Page 18, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, In Memorium: George Cameron "Mac" MacGarva. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  8. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  9. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, CEF Service File (PDF large): Private George Cameron MacGarva.
  10. [S9701] Stockton Boy Twice Wounded, The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, California, 24 Feb 1918, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Letter home from Sgt. George C. MacGarva. Hereinafter cited as San Francisco Examiner.
  11. [S4141] Brandon Municipal Cemetery Online Cemetery Search, online http://gis.brandon.ca/arcgis/flex/cemeterysearch.html, Amelia Mary MacGarva, 1899-1974.

George T. McGarva1,2

M, #39954, b. circa 1870
Last Edited3 Oct 2019
     He was born circa 1870 at Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland.2 George married Margaret (?) at Scotland.2
     George T. McGarva of Lodi, California was listed as next-of-kin on his son George's attestation (enlistment) papers.1

Census Data

     George T. McGarva and Margaret McGarva appeared on the 1901 British Census of Scotland, at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, enumerated 31 March 1901, enumerated as a dairyman. Their children Annie P. and George A. C. were listed as living with them.2

Family

Margaret (?) b. c 1876
Children

Citations

  1. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), CEF Service File: Private George Cameron MacGarva. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  2. [S9703] George T. MacGarva household, March 31, 1901 Scotland Census, Edinburgh, Scotland, Glasgow Strathbung, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Page: 16, General Register Office for Scotland Roll: CSSCT1901_319.

Amelia Mary Tindall1

F, #39955, b. 1899, d. 23 February 1974
Last Edited3 Oct 2019
     She was born in 1899 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England.1,2 Amelia married George Cameron MacGarva on 20 December 1920 at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, according to Manitoba Marriage Registration Index 1920-063083. Note that the index spell's his surname as Macgorva.3,1
     She died on 23 February 1974 at Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: George Cameron Alexander MacGarva.2
     Amelia Mary Tindall immigrated in 1916 to Canada from England.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Brandon Sun published in Brandon, Manitoba, 25 February 1974 .1

Family

George Cameron Alexander MacGarva b. 18 Dec 1896, d. 16 Dec 1959

Citations

  1. [S9693] Obituaries: MacGarva, The Brandon Sun, Brandon, Manitoba, 25 Feb 1971, Page 12, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Amelia Mary "Millie" MacGarva née Tindall. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Sun.
  2. [S4141] Brandon Municipal Cemetery Online Cemetery Search, online http://gis.brandon.ca/arcgis/flex/cemeterysearch.html, Amelia Mary MacGarva, 1899-1974. Hereinafter cited as Brandon Municipal Cemetery Online Cemetery Search.
  3. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, MB: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Katie (?)1

F, #39958
Last Edited1 Oct 2019
     Katie married David Chambers McRoberts.1
     In the obituary of David Chambers McRoberts who died 4 May 1981, his wife, Katie McRoberts was listed as predeceased.1

Family

David Chambers McRoberts b. 28 Feb 1889, d. 4 May 1981

Citations

  1. [S9694] Obituaries: McRoberts, The Chilliwack Progress, Chilliwack, British Columbia, 06 May 1981, Page 17, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: David Chambers McRoberts. Hereinafter cited as Chilliwack Progress.