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They lived in London and later moved to Victoria, BC.
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Herewith notes from the University of Victoria website:
Walter Bapty was born in London, Ontario. At the age of 15, he became one of the youngest Canadian volunteers to serve in the Boer War. In 1906 he graduated with a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, being a member of the first medical class at Western. He practiced medicine in Calgary before moving to Victoria in 1907. During World War I Bapty served as medical officer with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles and later with the 102nd Northern B.C. Regiment. He was gassed at Vimy Ridge, sent back to Canada and appointed medical officer commanding all military hospitals on Vancouver Island. After the war Bapty returned to his medical practice in Victoria. He served as medical officer of the 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment, and later took command of the 2nd Battalion, a post he held until July 1939 and resumed in June 1940. Bapty died in Victoria. The fonds consists of the personal diaries kept by Lieutenant Colonel Bapty from 1935 to 1942, as well as a collection of various memorandums, reports, and ephemera from this period. It also contains addresses, essays and lectures given by Bapty on military matters, including modern developments in warfare, the Scottish regiments, discipline and leadership, Pacific problems during World War II, and the objectives of military training,; records of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's), 2nd Battalion, including slate of officers, lists of exercises, correspondence and operation orders; personal records of Walter Bapty, including commissions and certificates, personal correspondence, records relating to militia staff courses and nominal roll for officers in medical courses; newspapers and clippings dealing with Bapty's participation in the Boer War and World War II, and Bapty's obituary; drawing of Bapty, photograph of Mrs. Bapty, and photographs of Bapty with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. Inventory available with series and file level control.
There is a wonderful photograph of him and other young men from the Boer War and it reads:
Walter Bapty (1884-1973), the young man on our left holding the gun with the bandoleer over his shoulder, ran away from home and school in January 1900 to join the second Canadian contingent forming to fight in the Boer War. He was just 15 when he sailed on the Laurentian, bound
for Cape Town, probably the youngest volunteer with the contingent. In other ways, however, he was a typical volunteer. He was a patriotic English speaking Canadian whose father was a small businessman in London, Ontario. He grew up reading RM Ballantyne and Captain Marryat and tried to emulate the heroes of these books. Bapty served initially with the Royal Canadian Field Artillery under John McCrae but at the end of his tour signed up with the Canadian Scouts (as seen in the photograph). The Canadian Scouts, raised and led by the charismatic Major 'Gat' Howard, developed a large following in Canada and a reputation for daring, reckless action. After Howard's death in action in February 1901, they also developed a reputation for ruthlessness. It was said, for instance, that they showed no quarter and took no prisoners. After his return to Canada, Bapty had a distinguished career as a physician. He practiced for many years in Victoria, BC and, in 1912, was a founding member of the Medical Council of Canada. He also had a distinguished military career. He served with the Second CMR in World War I and, following a severe neck wound, was the MO with the 102nd North British Columbians at Vimy Ridge. Following the war Bapty returned to medical practice in Victoria where he was instrumental in establishing the Canadian Scottish regiment in Victoria, later becoming CO of the 2nd battalion. This regiment served with great distinction in Normandy and Northwest Europe during World War II. Following this war he again returned to medical practice before retiring. He died in Victoria in 1973.
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She lives in Duncan, BC.
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When they married he was a miner in Dawson City, Yukon. They lived in
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Glenna Jamieson says she was Elizabeth KERR. Margaret Hulbert says she was a BARR. She cannot have been born in 1837 wihch was after her children started to be born?
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Glenna Jamieson says he was a blacksmith.