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Charlotte Muriel Gault [Parents]


Reginald Leslie Gault [Parents] was born in 1881. He died in 1943. He married Elsa Baumgarten.

Elsa Baumgarten [Parents].Elsa married Reginald Leslie Gault.

They had the following children:

  F i Osra Gault
  M ii Peter Hamilton Gault

Alfred Baumgarten was born in 1842 in Germany. He died in 1919 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Alfred was employed as President St. Lawerence Sugar Co..

1895 Alfred Baumgarten acquired the St. Aubin farm on the Tour du Lac. This was the property from which the small village received its first public water supply through wooden pipes, 17 years earlier, the property that Dr. Lallier, Curé Thibodeau and Edouard St. Aubin exploited through La Compagnie de l’aquaduc de Ste. Agathe des Monts.

Born in Germany in 1842, the son of the King of Saxony’s personal physician. He studied chemistry and graduated with a PhD in Göttingen. From there he made his way first to the United States and then to Canada, manufacturing sugar from sugar beets. He became president of the St. Lawrence Sugar Refinery, until such time as control passed to John McConnell, and was known as the Sugar King of Canada.

He adapted well to the British-influenced life of the wealthy of Montreal through his love of the hunt and he built the magnificent building that served as their clubhouse in the 1890’s.

His home in Ste. Agathe was a log cabin. He built a large, round-log house that shows some of the influences of the Maxwell brothers. It eventually had stables and galleries and dominated the hillside overlooking the lake. The house stands today, ringed by condos at 154 chemin Tour du Lac, while his city house has become the McGill University Faculty Club. His large stables still exist today, having evolved through being a recreational centre with an indoor skating rink to being further converted into apartments. The balance of the land north of the road became the Manor House, now La Calèche, and the fields became a ski-hill. Today, the hill is built up with houses.

Alfred Baumgarten retired in 1912 at the age of seventy, but his last years were not easy. During the war that began in 1914, he was shunned by a lot of his old friends because of his German origins, and aspersions were cast that he was a sympathiser. Even in Ste. Agathe, there are stories that his house was used by the spy Joachim Von Ribbentrop. He died in 1919.

He had the following children:

  F i Elsa Baumgarten

Andrew Hamilton Gault Brig.Gen. [Parents] was born in 1882. He died in 1958. He married Marguerite Stevens.

Other marriages:
Shuckburgh, Dorothy Blanche

Brigadeer General A. Hamilton Gault, DSO, ED, CO of Mont St. Hilaire Quebec, was founder in 1914 of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. [Andrew] Hamilton Gault's complex marital life, encompassed three wives and benchmark litigation. He had no issue. Hamilton Gault's is noted for various sporting adventures and misadventures while fishing in northern Quebec, enjoying a five-month Safari in Africa, shooting mountain goats in the Rockies, and flying about Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.

Almost totally disinterested in managing his family's assets, [Andrew] Hamilton Gault's primary passions were physical adventure and the military. Although he served in three wars in this century - the South African War, the Great War, and the Second World War - his most significant military contribution was his service, usually as second in command, with the distinguished regiment he founded (inspired by the earlier example of Lord Strathcona's Horse during the Boer War) at the outbreak of the Great War.

The founding of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was undoubtedly in response to the unfolding events that led to the First World War. Captain Andrew Hamilton Gault, the founder of the Regiment, had the foresight to understand the severity of the situation in Europe, and the willingness to create an army unit that would be able to mobilize quickly in an international crisis. The creation of the PPCLI enabled Canada to expedite a military force overseas in 1914.

On August 4th, 1914, Germany's invasion of Belgium forced Britain into the war. As a loyal member of the Empire, Canada also declared war. Great Britain's Declaration of War made Hamilton Gault's proposal even more credible to the Government. Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Farquhar, DSO, was an officer with the Coldstream Guards and Military Secretary to Canada's Governor General, His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught. He was enthusiastic about Gault's proposal, and knew the Government was seriously reviewing the idea. Farquhar and Gault decided that they should recruit men who had previous active service but were not obligated to militia units. LT. Colonel Farquhar approached the Duke of Connaught for permission to name the Regiment after his daughter, Her Royal Highness, Princess Patricia of Connaught. Princess Patricia had already become a much admired figure in Canada because of her appreciation of the country's vast wilderness and people. The request was made to the Princess, who was delighted. On August 6th, 1914, the Canadian Government provisionally accepted Hamilton Gault's offer.

Authority for the Regiment was granted on August 10th, through a charter embodied in a report of the Committee of the Privy Council of Canada, to raise and equip an infantry battalion. As detailed in the charter Hamilton Gault would contribute $100,000 to finance and equip the battalion with the remainder of expenditures being covered by the Department of Militia and Defense. He lost a leg in France, was decorated with the D.S.O. having been wounded several times.

He served as a member of parliament for eleven years (1924-35) in the British House of Commons as the Conservative Unionist member and advocate of imperial preferences and other imperial causes.

In 1959 the estate of Brigadier Hamilton Gault at Mont St.-Hilaire passed to the stewardship of McGill University. The bequest called for the preservation of the mountain "...as a great heritage for the benefit and the employment of the youth of Canada". This obligation has been most amply fulfilled throughout the intervening years. The Nature Centre, just recently named in honour of its founder Alice Johannsen, has provided nature education to the school children and to the public since 1972.

Marguerite Stevens.Marguerite married Andrew Hamilton Gault Brig.Gen..


Andrew Hamilton Gault Brig.Gen. [Parents] was born in 1882. He died in 1958. He married Dorothy Blanche Shuckburgh.

Other marriages:
Stevens, Marguerite

Brigadeer General A. Hamilton Gault, DSO, ED, CO of Mont St. Hilaire Quebec, was founder in 1914 of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. [Andrew] Hamilton Gault's complex marital life, encompassed three wives and benchmark litigation. He had no issue. Hamilton Gault's is noted for various sporting adventures and misadventures while fishing in northern Quebec, enjoying a five-month Safari in Africa, shooting mountain goats in the Rockies, and flying about Europe, Northern Africa, and the Middle East.

Almost totally disinterested in managing his family's assets, [Andrew] Hamilton Gault's primary passions were physical adventure and the military. Although he served in three wars in this century - the South African War, the Great War, and the Second World War - his most significant military contribution was his service, usually as second in command, with the distinguished regiment he founded (inspired by the earlier example of Lord Strathcona's Horse during the Boer War) at the outbreak of the Great War.

The founding of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was undoubtedly in response to the unfolding events that led to the First World War. Captain Andrew Hamilton Gault, the founder of the Regiment, had the foresight to understand the severity of the situation in Europe, and the willingness to create an army unit that would be able to mobilize quickly in an international crisis. The creation of the PPCLI enabled Canada to expedite a military force overseas in 1914.

On August 4th, 1914, Germany's invasion of Belgium forced Britain into the war. As a loyal member of the Empire, Canada also declared war. Great Britain's Declaration of War made Hamilton Gault's proposal even more credible to the Government. Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Farquhar, DSO, was an officer with the Coldstream Guards and Military Secretary to Canada's Governor General, His Royal Highness, the Duke of Connaught. He was enthusiastic about Gault's proposal, and knew the Government was seriously reviewing the idea. Farquhar and Gault decided that they should recruit men who had previous active service but were not obligated to militia units. LT. Colonel Farquhar approached the Duke of Connaught for permission to name the Regiment after his daughter, Her Royal Highness, Princess Patricia of Connaught. Princess Patricia had already become a much admired figure in Canada because of her appreciation of the country's vast wilderness and people. The request was made to the Princess, who was delighted. On August 6th, 1914, the Canadian Government provisionally accepted Hamilton Gault's offer.

Authority for the Regiment was granted on August 10th, through a charter embodied in a report of the Committee of the Privy Council of Canada, to raise and equip an infantry battalion. As detailed in the charter Hamilton Gault would contribute $100,000 to finance and equip the battalion with the remainder of expenditures being covered by the Department of Militia and Defense. He lost a leg in France, was decorated with the D.S.O. having been wounded several times.

He served as a member of parliament for eleven years (1924-35) in the British House of Commons as the Conservative Unionist member and advocate of imperial preferences and other imperial causes.

In 1959 the estate of Brigadier Hamilton Gault at Mont St.-Hilaire passed to the stewardship of McGill University. The bequest called for the preservation of the mountain "...as a great heritage for the benefit and the employment of the youth of Canada". This obligation has been most amply fulfilled throughout the intervening years. The Nature Centre, just recently named in honour of its founder Alice Johannsen, has provided nature education to the school children and to the public since 1972.

Dorothy Blanche Shuckburgh died 1 on 29 Sep 1972 in Hatch Court near Tauton, Somerset, UK. She married Andrew Hamilton Gault Brig.Gen..


Percival Benson

Lillian Gault [Parents]

They had the following children:

  F i Doris Benson
  M ii Clive Benson

Graham Gadsden

Doris Benson [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i Peter John Gadsden

Francis George Butler was born 1 in 1829. He married 2 Sarah Chin in 1853 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Sarah Chin [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1836 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She died 3 in 1906 in Wickham, New South Wales, Australia. She married 4 Francis George Butler in 1853 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Clive Benson [Parents]

Judith Dawson


Frederick Gault Finley [Parents] was born in Oct 1861 in Melbourne, Australia. He died in 1940. He married Emily Lovell in 1898 in Montreal, Canada. He was employed as Medical Doctor. He served in the military Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1914/1918.

Frederick G. Finley, came to Montreal from his native Australian city at the age of three years; and after finishing his elementary schooling here, attended the Montreal High School and Bickerton House School, Southport, England. He also was a student, for a time, at Owens College, Manchester, England, and at McGill University, from which he graduated in 1885 with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In 1926, this same university conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of his achievements. Dr. Finley began service as an interne at the Montreal General Hospital; and for many years he was attached to the staff of that institution.

Member of the Canadian Medical Association and the Montreal Medico Chirurgical Society and a member of the Mount Royal Club, the University Club, the Royal Montreal Golf Club, and the Forest and Stream Club.

During the WW I, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Canadian Army Medical Corps from 1914 to 1918, and having seen overseas service during those years.

Emily Lovell [Parents] was born in 1869. She died in 1948. She married Frederick Gault Finley in 1898 in Montreal, Canada.

They had the following children:

  M i Frederick Lovell Finley was born on 26 Apr 1899. He died on 30 Apr 1926.
  M ii George Finley
  F iii Margaret Finley
  F iv Elizabeth Hamilton Finley

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