CREIGHTON, Robert Thomson

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The following records have been discerned for Private Robert Thomson Creighton by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.  Son of Janet White and James Creighton.

Library and Archives Canada
Item: Robert T CREIGHTON
Given Name(s): Robert T
Age: 14
Gender: M
Port of Departure: Glasgow
Date of Departure: 1912-03-30
Port of Arrival: Halifax
Date of Arrival: 1912-04-08
Year of Arrival: 1912
Party: Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland
Destination: Brockville, Ontario
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-4743
Children travelling together: H12AB
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1b
Item Number: 80251

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
Name: Robt T Creighton
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1898
Date of Arrival: 8 Apr 1912
Vessel: Scotian
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Port of Departure: Glasgow, Scotland and Liverpool, England

Attestation papers were signed 4 Nov 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario.  Robert Creighton was born 20 Nov 1897 in Court Bridge (Coatbridge) Scotland.  His Next of Kin was his sister, Mary Creighton of Cloekaird Castle, Maybold, Scotland.  He was a farmer by trade.  5'5" in height with brown eyes and brown hair, he had a deformed toe nail on his right foot due to an accident.  A small scar above his right knee cap and a small mole.  His religion was noted as Methodist.

Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that Robert was Killed in Action, while in charge of a Lewis gun section near Blencourt Village he was wounded when leaving the 'jump off' position.  His wounds were dressed and it is presumed he was killed while being carried out, as information was subsequently received that his body had been found and buried easy of Haynecourt, France.  He was buried in Canada Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Cambrai, Nord Pas de Calais, France. Plot: II. A. 16.

His Next of Kin was confirmed as his sister, Mary MacDonald of 20 Unitas Building, Thornliebank, Glasgow, Scotland.

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