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Here is our guy. Help us figure out who George Jameson was and what happened to him.
His records on ancestry.ca are rather sparse. This might be a tough one.
It doesn't seem like he had children. BUT he had six sisters. So hopefully there are living descendants?
OKAY so, we have a promising lead: His sister, Fanny Jameson died on May 31, 1976, when she was 90 years old.

We need to find Fanny Jameson. Still looking but she might have been in England when she died.
Okay, so it appeared he had six sisters and two brothers. And most of them died young ... Fanny lived the longest. This could end up being one of the harder profiles we've taken on.
More than 100 years later, Jameson's death site is a .... Belgium theme park.
Anyone know, off-hand, the paper of record in Yorkshire -- looking for obits?
So it looks like George's brother also died in the war. He was killed in 1916. This appears to be a photo of him
Looks like his brother was a lieutenant and died at Vimy.
veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembranc…
Here's what we know about the two pre-war. They leave England in 1906, taking the SS Tunisian from Liverpool to Quebec. They make their way to Manitoba (why, we don't know yet) and they reside at 1566 Pacific Ave -- which you can see here in a recent google image.
This is a good lead. Our guy didn't have kids, it appears. But his brother had two. After the war, the brother's wife and two kids move to England. They head to North Yorkshire.
Does anyone know any Jameson descendants in North Yorkshire???
Well, things are coming along. We have a good sense of the battle in which George died in. We have the narrative of his brother and him moving to Canada and then heading off to war, where they both died. We know a little bit about what he did pre-war. But ...
we don't really know what happened to any of the surviving Jameson's. His brother William (the one who died at Vimy) had a wife named Ethel and two kids. I don't know how old Ethel is, or the names of the kids. They moved back to England after the war.
George didn't have kids. So that's a dead end. There's also the sister, Fanny. She lived to 1976. All the other sisters and brothers didn't live past 1945. So that's where we are right now. Still digging.
Also Ethel's pre-marriage surname was Swann. Trying to find her and the two kids.
We are making some progress, folks. Here is the name of Ethel's one daughter and I just found the other: Constance Connie Jameson.
And here's why I love this project. Here is the memorial for the Jameson brothers in England. Tweeted at us by @MichaelNewbury, who became aware of our project today, and who lives in near the area where the brothers were from.
Okay folks, I need help tracking down info about Constance Connie Jameson. This is our guy's niece. She was born roughly around 1913 and moved back to England after the war, to the Yorkshire area.
Alright, we're moving in a different direction here. So George (our guy) and William had another brother named John. John died in 1910. But he had some descendants we could track down.
John has a son ... who he calls John. The younger John is the nephew of our guy. John gets married to a woman named Monica Ethelfrida O'Kane. John dies Dec. 1 1994 in Eppleby Monica dies in Darlington, Yorkshire on May 28, 1999.
John and Monica have two children, *i believe* -- and i believe those two are alive. I want to find them. I don't have names yet.
BINGO!!!!!!!! This is a person's Facebook profile picture. The person, who's name I won't release yet as I've only just messaged him, profile picture is of William Jameson, the brother of our guy, George. Unbelievable. Will update once I talk to him!
That was a hell of a lot harder than normal to find living relatives. BIG THANKS to @ArrogantHair, who really uncovered a lot and quickly.
Okay, have now made contact with a living relative on FB. Just trying to arrange a phone call. It's dinner time in England.
Given that George died at 30 without children, I am not hopeful we'll get much more info on him. But perhaps we'll get some decent info on William. A photo of George is what I'm crossing my fingers for.
So, @citizenduffy just got off the phone with the relative. His name is Martin. Duffy is going to tweet out some details from the conversation. This is the connection. Martin's father is Raymond. Raymond's father is John. John's father is John ... and John is our guy's brother.
Martin is the great-grandnephew of George. He says his father, Raymond, *might* have a photo of him. He's checking.
Meanwhile, here's some lengthy background reading!
Per @citizenduffy, from his conversation with the great-grandnephew, Martin: "It’s always fascinated me that those two guys got themselves all the way to Canada, and then when it all started over here, they were straight back on a ship to do their bit."
Cont: “I’m full of admiration and pride that they didn’t think anything about it, but just joined up straight away."
“I’m immensely proud, massively proud of their service. I’m just ashamed I don’t know any more about them. I think a lot of people are feeling like that at the minute."
Annnnnnnnnd we have tracked down photos of George! Posting in a second. I'm slightly stunned we got this far today.
George Jameson, a private in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He died in 1915 at the age of 30.
Martin Jameson, George's great-grandnephew, just recently started researching his family tree. Because of the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, he was interested in learning more about relatives that had fought in the war.
We found him today. Up until now, he had never seen a photo of George before. There were photos of George's brother, Michael, available. He started asking family members once we reached him and explained our project.
Turns out his father had photos.
At first I thought maybe the photos were mixed up, and this was a photo of William, not George. But you can see the Princess Patricia's branding on the top right shoulder and William was in a different unit, so it must be George. A strange mystery.
Ah! ANOTHER photo of George. This is a photo of him taken in Canada, WITH HIS DOG
And here is a final photo. The whole Jameson clan in England -- not sure of the date. George is on the horse.

And with that, I think our research is done for the day. @citizenduffy and @GetBAC have been busy writing. We should have a full profile finished soon-ish!
And here it is, our profile of Pte. George Jameson, killed during the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915. By @citizenduffy, @GetBAC and me: ottawacitizen.com/news/local-new…
Absolutely love this project. Thank you to everyone that followed along and helped out today! It was a daunting task with the name we were tasked with, but story turned out much better than i could have hoped for.
Ah! The tireless @NFeriancek also produced a fantastic video to go along with the project. It got posted last night, but by that point I think I was already in bed. Here is the story in video form:
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