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I purchased a book from a local book store and it has a soldiers name in it. I am not sure what one of the initials in the name is. If someone could identify the soldier and tell me some details about his service that would be great thank you! 





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 Very interesting, would she have been a nurse? Do you know of any other resources I may find more information? (I have tried researching before but don't really know how too). Thank you!

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JESSIE E. T. PATTINSON On February 19, 1964, in Winnipeg, Miss Jessie E. T. Pattinson, aged 80 years, of 742 Somerset Avenue, Fort Garry. Funeral service will be held in St. Paul's Anglican Church, Point Road and North Drive, Fort Garry, Friday, February 21st, at p.m. Rev. John Lee offici ating. Interment in the family plot, Elmwood Cemetery. Thomson Funeral Chapels in care of arrangements. Pallbearers will be: Messrs. W. B. Scarth, QC, B. R. Webb, Wendall Norton, E. V. Johnson, Patrick ft Gyles and K. C. Forsyth.


From the Winnipeg Free Press via the internet

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1.  Jessie Ellen Theresa Pattinson was born 27 August 1883 in Ontario - the daughter of Harry Richard Pattinson and his wife Jennie Elizabeth nee Passmore.


2.  In 1911 (Census of Canada) she was employed as a stenographer at a Bank.


3.  Jessie arrived in the UK (Liverpool) aboard the Scandinavian on 21 November 1916. Occupation - none. This from ancestry:



4.  The Medal Index Roll (from ancestry) shows that she served in France from January 1917 to May 1919:



5.  Her father, Harry Richard Pattinson, died at 742 Somerset Ave, Fort Garry, on 02 January 1944 (Winnipeg Tribune 03 January 1944):

H. R. Pattinson, Former Tax Collector, Dies HARRY RICHARD PATTINSON, 91, died Sunday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. B. McKiel, - 742 Somerset ave., Fort Garry. Mr. Pattinson was a former city tax collector. He was born at London, Ont., and came to Manitoba in the late '80's. He was employed for many years with the city tax office, serving as assistant tax collector and for 25 years as tax collector. He retired in 1921, leaving the city for Victoria, where he resided for more than 20 years. Mr. Pattinson returned to Winnipeg a year ago. He was the son of Col. H. R. O. Pattinson, for many years an officer of the 16th Lancers, and at one time governor of Heligoland when that territory was a British possession. Mr. Pattinson was educated In England and on the Continent. He was employed with the private banking firm of William Deacon & Co., London, Eng. Returning to Canada, he lived for a number of years at Chatham and Brantford, Ont. He came to Western Canada in 1882. Mr. Pattinson was a great lover of wild flowers and was an authority on the collection and mounting of prairie flowers. A staunch Conservative In politics, he was very active in Ontario political circles before coming to the West. When in Chatham he was a captain in the 24th Kent Regiment. His first wife died In Winnipeg about 40 years ago. Mr. Pattinson Is survived by his wife, the former Lilian Dealtry, of London, England; two sons, Richard R., of Winnipeg, and Arthur R., of Vancouver; three daughters, Mrs. H. B. McKiel, and J. E. Pattinson, both of Winnipeg; and Mrs. James Glaspie, - Vancouver. There are three grandchildren, R. B. Pattinson, Toronto; FO. Arthur B. McKiel, Wren Barbara McKiel, both of Sydney, N.S., and one granddaughter at Vancouver. .A son, Oswald Hugh, died number of years ago. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul's Anglican church, Fort Garry Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery. 



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Interesting that Jessie is in 'Murray Hut' at #6 Convalescent Depot and the medal roll shows 'C/O Mrs Murray'. One and the same I assume.


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In the 1911 Census 

5 Nevern Square, Kensington

Robert Davidson MURRAY, head of house, married, age 59, Colonel Indian Medical Service - Army Pensioner, born Killearnan ? Rossshire

Mary McInnes MURRAY, wife, married 28 years, 6 children all living, age 53, born ? Ootacamund, Madras

Rona J W MURRAY, dau, age 11, born Calcutta, India

Nellie Prudence PAXTON, niece, age 18, no occupation given, born ?Juilon, Madras.

plus a cook, house tablemaid, and a housemaid, all from Scotland, but none called PATTINSON.


Mary Mcinnes Murray died in Scotland in 1949. 


Col Murray died in 1920 & is buried in Brompton Cemetery.




Extract from Roll of the Indian Medical Service 1615 - 1930

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Image courtesy of Ancestry.co.uk

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 Murray Hut of the YMCA was up & running by July 1916.


APPEAL TO THE CLAN MURRAY. Sin,—These must be many patriotic members of the Clan Murray wke would like to feel they bad contributed to the upkeep of the canteen in France which bears their name. The Murray ...

Published: Saturday 26 June 1915 
Newspaper: Strathearn Herald 

 APPEAL TO THE CLAN MURRAY . . 5 Nevern Squaro , Earl ' s Court , London , S , W ., June 11 , 1915 , Sib , —There must be' many patriotic members of tho ClanMurray who would like to feel they had contributed to the upkeep of the canteen in ...

Published: Wednesday 16 June 1915 
Newspaper: The Scotsman 

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=appeal to the clan murray&retrievecountrycounts=false


.. white can\as tents and huts, in the Convalescent Depot, fltandn the Murray Hut of the Y.M.C.A., in which was privileged work. This Hut was the gift of the Murray Clan, and differ? but little from tlie usual ...

Published: Saturday 08 July 1916 
Newspaper: Fifeshire Advertiser 

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=murray hut ymca&retrievecountrycounts=false

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Two of Jessie's brothers served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War.


1.  Arthur Reginald Deane Pattinson

a)  Service file:


b)  Awarded the Military Cross - London Gazette 16 October 1917, page 10713:



2.  Richard Randolph Pattinson

a) Service file:



Jessie's third brother - Oswald Hugh - died in 1908.



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