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Robert Laird Algie

Male 1893 - 1965  (71 years)


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  • Name Robert Laird Algie 
    Born 22 Oct 1893  Caledon, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cardwell census district
    Residence 1911  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a clerk.
    Residence 1920  Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1963  Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He retired here after many years living in New Brunswick working for T. Eaton Co.
    Died 2 Apr 1965  Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • collapsed while out for a walk
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1188  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 

    Father Robert Algie,   b. 17 Jul 1862, Ayr, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1944, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Harriet Beatrice Sells,   b. 11 May 1865, Vienna, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1930, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1885  Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    William Algie gallery
    William Algie gallery (21)
    The house in Alton, Ontario. Some shots of William Algie's mill, Dr. James Algie, and Wallace Lloyd Algie.
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josephine Jean Gordon,   b. 14 Dec 1899, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1984, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1921  Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dr. Gordon Haig Algie,   b. 18 Jun 1924, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2005, Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Dist., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Wallace Lloyd Algie,   b. 1926, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 2008, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +3. Dr. Margaret Jean Algie,   b. 22 Jul 1930, Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1998  (Age 68 years)
     4. Robert Bruce Algie,   b. 1932, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2006  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1893 - Caledon, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Caledon Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1921 - Moncton, Westmorland Co., New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1963 - Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Apr 1965 - Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Acton, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Newspapers
    'Algie Clan Reunion'
    "Algie Clan Reunion"
    at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Algie

    Obituaries
    'Piper Plays at Cemetery'
    "Piper Plays at Cemetery"
    Robert Laird Algie obituary in the Acton Free Press

    Weddings
    Algie - Skene
    Algie - Skene

  • Notes 
    • Was a very good athelete. Was asked to play for the Boston Red Sox.
      Was in the army in WW1. Ended his service as a 1st lieutenant.

      Orangeville Banner ,  28-Dec-1916 Pg 8
      ALTON SOLDIER LOSES LEG
      Pte. Houston Wounded in November - Stretcher Carried by Captive
      To be carried back to his rest station on a stretcher supported by two Germans captured by his chum, Corp. Robert Algie, was the novel experience of Pte. Tom Houston, who writes of the incident in a letter to Corp. Algie's mother, Mrs. Robert Algie, 31 Havelock street, Toronto.
      He wrote on November 20th from the Second General Hospital, Havre, France, and although he had his left leg amputated three days before as a result of wounds received on November 13, he refrained from mentioning the fact in his letter.
      "Thanks to good old Bob, I was taken out at daylight. He got a couple of Fritzes and a stretcher, and I don't know which was the more pleased, Heinie or I. They are getting their fill and getting it fast." He continued: "It is rather hard to write in bed and when I get to Blighty, which should be in a day or two, will write again."
      Pte. Houston is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houston, Alton, Ont.

      In a letter written to his parents on November 27th, Corp. Algie gives a graphic description of the engagement in which his friend was injured. He is with the 102nd Battalion having been transferred from the 4th Division Cyclists. He says:
      "During our stay on this front our battalion has made a name for itself, and I only wish I could recount them fully to you.
      "We made two attacks and on both occasions gained our objective. The first attack was at high noon, and the second at midnight. I really prefer the daylight. The first attack was pulled off the day before my birthday, and after consolidating we stayed a couple of days, so you see where I spent my birthday. Tom and I have given our overcoats to wounded men and although we shivered a little we didn't mind that for we sure were lucky when we got out, and the three parcels waiting for us. Well, you should have seen us; in a dugout too.
      The second attack came off at night, and as the officer and sergeant of the bombing platoon are a minus quantity, I am in charge. A communication trench running off our new front line has to be cleared and blocked, so it is up to us. We clear a reasonable distance up and I order the block to be put in but the scout officer wants to go a little further, so Tom and I go with him. We get within speaking distance of a bunch of Heinies, and the officer ordered them to surrender but when they don't comply, well you know the rest, and that "Colt '45" sure did talk. However, something dropped behind me, and for a moment I was stunned, but on looking around find that both my comrades were hit. The officer can walk out, and of course, I help Tom back to our front line and get him fixed up. The next morning, I, along with some prisoners, pack him out to the dressing station."
      Corp. Algie's sisters, Miss Gertrude and Miss Grace Algie are employed with Commodore Aemilius Jarvis in the Royal Naval Recruiting Depot at 103 Bay street.
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      Orangeville Banner 10-May-1917 Pg 7

      Pte. Thos. Houston, an Alton boy who was wounded some months ago, arrived home on leave of absence on Thursday night. The returned soldier was met at Alton depot by a hastily organized band of ten pieces led by Mr. Amos Mason, about twenty autos and practically the entire population of the village. He was escorted to the residence of his brother, Mr. Wylie Houston, where Rev. T. R. White read a suitable address of welcome. Speeches were afterwards made by Mr. White, Rev. W. N. Carr and others. Pte. Houston, who is a son of Mr. Robt. Houston, 5th line, west, Caledon, enlisted early in the war. He has had an eventful career at the front and was wounded on a couple occasions. it is related that when he was first wounded, his chum, Robt. Algie, compelled two Germans to carry Houston to a dressing station at the point of an unloaded revolver. It is only fair to the Huns to explain that they did not know the weapon was empty. Algie's nerve and presence of mind probably save the lives of both men.