William Kyles
(Abt 1837-1886)
Elizabeth Doig
William Johnston
(Abt 1865-1903)
Margaret Hawthorn
(1869-After 1925)
Albert Kyles
(1875-Abt 1955)
Margaret Law Johnstone
(1896-Abt 1963)

Alexander Doig Kyles


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Annette Moreland McKinven

Alexander Doig Kyles 1 2

  • Born: 18 Feb 1921, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland 3 4
  • Christened: 23 Sep 1928, Montreal, P.Q. 3
  • Marriage: Annette Moreland McKinven
  • Died: 23 Jun 1997, Mexico aged 76 5

bullet  General Notes:

Note: Baptism record indicates that Alexander born in 1925 but the Extract of Birth from Scotland indicates born in 1921. His military discharge record agrees with the 1921 date. note by jca


This is to certify that No. D-46763 (Rank) CORPORAL
Name in full: Alexander KYLES enlisted in the 27th Canadian Armoured Regiment (S.F.R.) the CANADIAN ARMY (ACTIVE) at Montreal South on the 17th day of October, 1940.

He served in Canada North ATLANTIC AREA-UNITED KINGDOM- CONTINENTAL EUROPE and is now discharged from the service under Routine Order 1029 Para 5. by reason of TO RETURN TO CIVILIAN LIFE (On demobilization)

Medals, Decorations, Mentions, awarded in respect of service during the war
1939-45 Star - France & Germany Star - Defence Medal
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp

Age: 25 years, 0 month
Height 6' 0"
Complexion: Medium
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
Marks or Scars: Vacc left arm

Date of Discharge: Mar 7, 1946,
signed L.R. Drapeau, LT
issuing officer: S. Echenberg, Colonel, Commanding No.4 District Depot


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 1821, 33 Low? Patrick Street, Hamilton, Scotland. 4

Military Service, 1940-1946. 6 Joined the Canadian army in 1940 after war broke out in Europe.


Alexander married Annette Moreland McKinven, daughter of Robert Lindsay McKinven and Dinah Russell Moreland. (Annette Moreland McKinven was born on 8 Apr 1928 in Glasgow, Scotland 7, christened on 13 Jun 1928 in Springburn Church, Glasgow 8 and died on 4 Mar 1999 in Mexico, (Lake Chapala?) 9.)



1 First Presbyterian Church, Montreal, P.Q, photocopy held by Mrs. Alison Pickering of Vernon, B.C.. :
Certificate of Baptism
This Certifies That Alexander Doig Kyles a son of Albert Kyles and his wife Margaret Johnston born on the 18th day of February, 1925 at Hamilton, Scotland Received Christian Baptism on the 23rd day of Sept. in the year of our Lord 1928
The First Presbyterian Church, Montreal,
witnessed: A. Kyles, M. Kyles, Isabella A. Herd, William H. Knebbs

2 Scottish General Record Office. :
Name and Surname: Alexander Kyles
When and Where born: 1921, February Eighteenth. 10 hrs, 45 min. P.M.
33 Low? Patrick Street, Hamilton

Sex: Male

Name and profession of father: Albert Kyles,
Photographer (Manager), Domicile: Great Western Road, Glasgow

Name and maiden name of mother: Margaret Kyles, maiden name Johnstone
marriage date: 1919, April 30, Hamilton

signed: Margaret Kyles, Mother,
registration date: 1921, March

3 First Presbyterian Church, Montreal, P.Q, photocopy held by Mrs. Alison Pickering of Vernon, B.C..

4 Scottish General Record Office.

5 Mrs. Alison (Kyles) Pickering.

6 Mr. Ian Kyles, March 21, 2002.

7 Scottish General Records Office. :
Extract Entry of Birth
No. 187
Name and Surname: Annette Moreland McKinven
When and Where Born: 1928, April Eighth, 5 h 50 m P.M. Redlands Hospital, Glasgow
Sex: Female

Name and Profession of Father: Robert McKinven, Head Herdsman
Domicile: Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada

Name and Maiden Surname of Mother: Dinah McKinven , surname Moreland

Date and Place of Marriage: 1922, June 10, Glasgow
signed: Dinah McKinven, Mother
registered, 1928, May 14, at Glasgow,

Extracted from the Register of Births for the District of Hillhead, in the Burgh of Glasgow this Fourteenth day of May, 1928.

(handwritten at top of form: "Baptised by me this 13- vi - 1928, J. Stuart Cameron, (B.D), minister of Springburn."

8 Scottish General Records Office.

9 Mrs. Alison (Kyles) Pickering.

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