Young Immigrants to Canada

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G.C. Cossar

Dr. George Carter Cossar operated a training farm for young men, between 15 and 20 years of age, near Stirling, Scotland. In 1910, Mr. Cossar purchased a farm in New Brunswick, near Lower Gagetown. The farm was called Cossar Farm, Receiving Home and Distributing Centre for Scotch Lads.

In the spring of 1911 the first group arrived at St. John, New Brunswick, on the SS Athenia. The second group arrived on March 29, 1912 on the SS Cassandra.

When war broke out Cossar trained to be a doctor and served with the British Army. After the war he resumed his work but in 1928 signed the farm over to the New Brunswick government for use of boys coming to Canada under the Empire Settlement Act.

Although most of these lads were placed in New Brunswick some were sent west.

Records:

The Library and Archives of Canada has records for this organization in C10646 and C10647, Vol. 567 and 568, #811910 Parts 1-3 for the period 1909-1934 and in C7831, Vol 282, #234636 for the period 1926-30.

If any one has additional information on any of these children please contact me.


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