Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

David Thomson Croal[1]

Male 1889 - 1940  (51 years)


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  • Name David Thomson Croal 
    Born 1889  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Jun 1890  Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Interesting military, honoured, story 
    Name D. T. Croal 
    Occupation 1915  Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Residence 1932  102 William St., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1933  72 Union Blvd, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1936  29 Roland St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-190156 
    Died 22 Dec 1940  [2
    Person ID I190156  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family 1 Isabel Scott Steel,   b. 28 May 1892, Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1932, Waterloo Ave., Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1915  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. David Croal
     2. Lieutenant-Commander James Patrick "Hamish" Croal,   b. 20 Jul 1916, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1985, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Alexander Kenneth "Kenneth" Croal,   b. 1919, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F54171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Irene Busch 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F54172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1889 - Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 3 Jun 1890 - Edinburgh, , Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1915 - Roseville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1915 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1932 - 102 William St., Waterloo, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - 72 Union Blvd, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1936 - 29 Roland St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A Kitchener Knight: Augie Herchenratter's wartime valour earns him France's highest honour Nov. 5

      I have been following The Record's series on local soldiers who fought in the First World War.

      I think of the veterans in my own family with pride: my grandfather, David Thomson Croal, was one of those local heroes who came to Canada and then returned to his home country of Scotland to fight for our freedom. My father, Ken Croal, was a Second World War veteran who signed on with the Forestry Corps; and my mother, Lillian Croal, served in England in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

      It was the Wednesday article on Second World War veteran Augie Herchenratter that moved me as I picked up the morning paper. What a fearless brave young man he was to carry out the mission given to him after many of his comrades had fallen to press on to free the French town of Buron. Finally, he has received the medal and recognition he so well deserved.

      As Remembrance Day approaches, when we see veterans, we should shake their hand and thank them for their sacrifices fighting for our freedom. We should stand at the cenotaph and remember those who fell in the fight. The First World War veterans are long gone and Second World War veterans are dwindling as they succumb to old age. It is important to remember their stories, their courage and bravery. Lest we forget.


      Stephanie Croal, Cambridge

      Remember the stories of our veterans | TheRecord.com. (2014). TheRecord.com. Retrieved 25 June 2017, from https://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/4976622-remember-the-stories-of-our-veterans/

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      Westmount Golf and Country Club opened its greens to members in the summer of 1931. The late W.R. (Bill) Bricker was the first Club Captain, Mr. Cammy Seagram the first Club Champion (and repeated several times in the following years), and Mr. David Croal the first professional.

      Westmount Golf & Country Club : Golf Canada. (2017). Ch.golfcanada.ca. Retrieved 25 June 2017, from https://ch.golfcanada.ca/?course=westmount-golf-country-club

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ Isabel Scott STEEL/ beloved wife of David T. CROAL/ died Mar. 5, 1932/ aged 39 years/ CROAL/
      [A] Mother/

    2. [S350] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Daily Record 1919-1947.
      CROAL, David Thomson, Preston Highway, Dec. 22, 50 years.