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Thomas Carlyle Meredith
Biographical information
Born

October 1897

Also known as

Carl

Physical information
Gender

Male

Hair colour

Brown hair with golden glints

Eye colour

Dark blue

Skin colour

Fair

Family information
Family members
Parents

Siblings

Step-family

Aunts and uncles

Nieces and nephews

In-law family

Affiliation
Family

Meredith family

Education
Clubs and societies
Religious views

Presbyterian

Thomas Carlyle "Carl" Meredith was the youngest child of John and Cecilia Meredith, the younger brother of Jerry, Faith and Una and the half-brother of Bruce Meredith.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Carl was born in October 1897 in Maywater, Prince Edward Island, to Cecilia and John Meredith as their youngest child and inherited mother's own dark blue eyes. He was raised there along with his older siblings, Jerry, Faith and Una.

Carl's mother, Cecilia, died in 1902, when he was five years old. After her death he was devastated and so on his father. Four years later, in 1906, John became a minister in Glen St. Mary and the whole family moved there.

Life in Glen St. MaryEdit

Queen's AcademyEdit

World War IEdit

When the war first broke out, Carl was too young to enlist. Carl enlisted in the army on his eighteenth birthday, in 1915, and left in October of the same year.

In August of 1918, Carl was "slightly wounded"--according to him-- and sent to the hospital. A few days later the Meredith family found out that Carl had been wounded in his right eye and had lost his sight in it.

PersonalityEdit

Carl had a habit of being interested in animals and other creatures. He knew the secrets of bugs and had a sort of freemasonry with bees and beetles. Una never liked to sit near him because she never knew what uncanny creature might be secreted about him. Jerry refused to sleep with him because Carl had once taken a young garter snake to bed with him; so Carl slept in his old cot, which was so short that he could never stretch out, and had strange bed-fellows.

Physical appearanceEdit

"Carl had the clear, bright, dark-blue eyes, fearless and direct, of his dead mother, and her brown hair with its glints of gold."
Rainbow Valley, Chapter 4

EtymologyEdit

Thomas is a male given name of Aramaic origin and means twin. Carlyle is a male given name of Old English origin and means fort at Luguvalium.

  • Carl is a male given name of Old German origin, version of Karl which means free man.

AppearancesEdit

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