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The following records have been discerned for Private James Creighton Whyte, also known as James White Creighton by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.    Son of Janet White and James Creighton.


Library and Archives Canada
Item: James White CREIGHTON
Given Name(s): James White
Surname: CREIGHTON
Age: 13
Gender: M
Ship: HESPERIAN
Port of Departure: Glasgow
Date of Departure: 1914-04-04
Port of Arrival: Halifax
Date of Arrival: 1914-04-14
Year of Arrival: 1914
Party: Quarrier's Orphan Homes of Scotland
Destination: Brockville, Ontario
Comments: See also reel T-5561 (manifest index) and RG76, Central Registry Files, volume 46, file 1532, part 3, reel C-4709
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-4753
Children travelling together: H14BM
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1b
Item Number: 88270


Attestation papers were signed 13 Nov 1915 in Ottawa, Ontario.  James Creighton Whyte was born 17 Aug 1895 in Coatbridge Lanarkshire, Scotland.  He was a Farmer by trade.  His Next of Kin was his sister, Jean Whyte of Red House, Johnstone, Renfew, Scotland.  5'3 1/2" in height with greenish grey eyes and light brown hair, he had a scar on his right leg below his iliac crest and a small mole.  His religion was noted as Methodist.


Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that James had previously been reported missing, and for official purposes was presumed to have died.  His body was not recovered for burial, his name was listed on the Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Nord Pas de Calais, France.

Next of Kin was confirmed as his sister, Mrs. Jean Mack of Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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