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Kennedy, H.S.

  • Person
  • 1940-1961

H. S. Kennedy was born in High River, Alberta and he enlisted in 1940 as a trooper in the Calgary Regiment (Tank). In 1944 he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Canadian Armoured Corps and upon graduation he went to Italy and North-West Europe. Kennedy was released from service in 1945 but re-enlisted in 1949 with Lord Strathcona's horse (Royal Canadians). In 1950-1951 he served in Korea, afterwards he went to RCAC school where he worked in D&M Squadron and as assistant chief until 1954. 1957 Kennedy joined the 8th Hussars at Camp Gagetown, with the Hussars he served a few months in Egypt as part of the original reconnaissance squadron. In 1961 he was promoted to major was worked as a General Staff Officer at Oakville and returned to 8CH later that same year. Kennedy later in life became the 8CH Honouray Colonel.

Ellis, H. R. S. (Tim)

  • Person
  • 1940-1984

Harold Robertson Scarff (Tim) Ellis was born April 18, 1916 He joined the Regiment in 1940 and served during the entire Second World War. In July 1941, Tim Ellis came to Camp Sussex. He went overseas with the Regiment and in Italy he moved up to A/Major and took over Headquarters Squadron. Before the battle at Coriano he was posted to B Squadron. During a series of actions during the battle of Coriano Ridge, this officer?s brilliant handling of his squadron, his boldness, skill and initiative at all times earned him the Distinguished Service Order on September 14, 1944.. Tim was Honorary Lt.-Col of the Regiment from 1992-1995. Tim Ellis died May 10,2011

Mowat, Grace Helen

  • Person
  • 1875-1964

Nell, or Nellie, as she was known for most of her life, grew up on Beech Hill farm just outside Saint Andrews. She was born 31 January 1875. After attending Charlotte County grammar school in town, she spent a winter at the Richmond School of Art and Music in London. But it was the practical rather than the fine arts that drew her and later she enrolled at Cooper Union in New York, a school that trained both designers and teachers of art and craft. For Nell, teaching followed: in Augusta, Bermuda, and Halifax. But the classroom didn't satisfy and in her mid-thirties, unmarried and with very little money, she returned to Beech Hill after the death of her mother.
Sensing a market for the home made and the handcrafted in 1913 she commissioned three farmwomen to hook rugs under her guidance. The rugs sold quickly at a craft shop in Montreal. To the other farmwomen she recruited, her instructions were simple. Use only natural materials and for subjects look to the life and landscape of Charlotte County. No lotus flowers or birds of paradise and no designs from magazines and catalogues, and nothing seen in shop windows. Nell's mantra was a couplet from a poem by Charles Goodridge Roberts “See the beauty that clings in common forms, and find the soul of unregarded things.”
Her shop front was the parlour of Beech Hill Farm, her workshop a large shed behind the house where she and the indispensable Boyd Merrill washed and dyed wool fleeces collected from the farms. Her drying racks were chicken wires strung on poles. After carding and spinning at a mill in St. Stephen, and more washing and softening at Beech Hill, batches of knitting and weaving yarns were delivered to Cottage Craft's seventy crafters. Their products sold at home and across the continent, and in 1919 Nell had to move, first to a large building on Water Street and then to Chestnut Hall, now the Ross Memorial Museum. In 1920, the business grossed the equivalent of half a million dollars.

Cottage Craft survived the Depression but wartime austerity, gas rationing and the closing of the Algonquin Hotel were damaging. Nell sold Chestnut Hall and moved to a small shop on Water Street. At the end of the war, now seventy, she sold the business to Kent and Bill Ross, talented young ex-service men and the sons of a trusted old friend. The purchase price was a token amount of cash and the guarantee of small monthly payments to Nell for the rest of her life. Cottage Craft's new home was a refurbished lobster plant in Market Square.
Nell’s vision would continue to influence the lives of many and inspire the arts and craft movement in Charlotte County for decades to come
Nell was a celebrity. She had a showcase at the British Empire Exhibition in London, started a pottery at Chestnut Hall, badgered government into supporting flax growing on Charlotte County farms, and to celebrate rural life and culture she organized a series of successful summer pageants at Beech Hill. She also wrote poetry and stories for children, a romantic history of Saint Andrews, and sketched and painted. She started the Music, Art and Drama Society—the hugely successful ‘MAD Club’. In 1951, the University of New Brunswick, urged by Lord Beaverbrook, awarded her an honorary degree. Nell died in her 90th year at her beloved Beech Hill. Her friend Bliss Carman, the renowned poet, affectionately and rightly dubbed her the “Countess of Charlotte”. She died in February 1964 at her home Beech Hill.
Her own family history played an important role in her writing. In one of her best works, The Diverting History of a Loyalist Town: A Portrait of St. Andrews (1932), she traced the development of St. Andrews up until 1932. Her other books include, Funny Fables of Fundy: and Other Poems for Children (1928), The Tories' King: George III and the Seeds of the Revolution (1976), A Story of Cottage Craft (1958), The House that Hurricane Jack Built (1954), and Broken Barrier: A Romance of Staten Island and the Province of New Brunswick (1951).

Bruce, Gordon Wyndham

  • Person
  • 1938-1944

Gordon Wyndham Bruce was born 13 December 1918 in Calgary, Alberta. He was baptized 8 May 1921 at the age of 3 and he lived in Alberta until 1936. From 1 July 1937 to 6 January 1940 Bruce was with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He was discharged from the RCMP to join the Canadian Army. Bruce did his officers training at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick and he graduated 16 June 1941, where he gave the valedictorian speech. He was with the 8th Princess Louise's Hussars in Borden, Ontario in 1940. Bruce also had his motorcycle permit and drivers license. He was posted to "B" Squadron and was with the 8th Princess Louise's Hussars in England and he trained with them in Wales. On the 16 November 1943 he was issued a British Military Identity card. Bruce saw action in Italy where he was part of the Battle of the Boot from 1943 to 1945 and was part of operations from 24 May to 31 May 1944 from the Hitler Line to Ceccano. From Italy Bruce went with the Hussars to Holland and was with them there when the Second World War ended. In Eelde, Holland Bruce was billeted with a family there. On the 10 August 1955 Bruce attended a Regimental Reunion Memorial Service in Sussex, New Brunswick. His promotions during his time in the military were: Lieutenant 8 April 1941, Captain 1 May 1942, Major 6 August 1944, Captain 27 August 1944, and finally major 12 July 1945. Gordon Wyndham Bruce died sometime after 1991.
During his time with the Hussars, he was part of an advance force of 8th New Brunswick observer's sent to the Italian front. He became acting Major, commanding A Squadron, prior to the assault on Coriano Ridge, 13 September 1944, when its Major, Major Hill, was stricken with Jaundice.

Mosher, Gordon William

  • MS108
  • Person
  • 1908–1989

Gordon William Mosher (1908 – 1989) was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Following graduation from the Provincial Normal School he taught at Dawsonville, Jacquet River and Logieville and then entered university completing a BA at Mount Allison and a BEd at UNB. In 1936, he accepted a teaching position in the Canadian Academy at Kobe, Japan. Following the outbreak of the Second World War, he returned to Canada and taught briefly at Campbellton High School. Mosher enlisted in the RCAF in 1940 and after completing basic training he took his pilot training certification and was stationed at Dauphin Manitoba where he trained hundreds of air force pilots under the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. In 1942, Mosher was granted a transfer overseas and was first sent to England where he was trained in sub hunting, coastal command bombing and torpedo bombing. His first combat experience was in North Africa and following Rommel’s defeat Mosher was assigned to the RAF Squadron 203 and sent to India to support Montbatten’s Burma campaign against the Japanese. He was promoted to Squadron Leader and piloted a Liberator Bomber used to sweep the Bay of Bengal of enemy ships and subs. He received the Distinquished Flying Cross for his part in attacks on port installations in Sumatra. After 18 months in India & Ceylon his operational tour ended in May 1945. Returning home from the war Mosher returned to teaching becoming succcessively, principal of Bathurst High school, a teacher in Cormier High School in Edmundston and Superintendent of Schools for Victoria County. He died at Campbellton in 1989.

Boyd, Gordon Alexander

  • Person
  • 1914-1918; 1943; 1945

The photographs, book and newspaper clippings were from Andy Robinson's mother's father; Gordon Alexander Boyd during his time in Canada and overseas from 1914-1918. He fought in European towns such as Arras, Amiens, Cambria, Hindenburg Line and in big battles such as Vimy Ridge and The Somme against the Germans. The photographs and the book were loaned by Andy Robinson and the newspaper clippings were donated.

Furge, Glen I.

  • Person
  • 1959-1962

Glen I. Furge; a former member of the regiment and served in Germany during 1959-1962. He was stationed at Fort Beausejour, Iserlohn, Germany and then retired from Regular Force duty in 1981, followed by Class B service until 1983.

Fowler, Gladys Winifred

  • Person
  • 1916

Birth: 1898
D eath: Apr. 17, 1917
For nearly 92 years Gladys Winifred Fowler lay in a sealed coffin in the catacombs Kensal Green Cemetery in England. She died in an English hotel room at the age of 18 years, while her father was serving in the military. She was the daughter of then-New Brunswick MP George Fowler, at the time a lieutenant-colonel serving with the 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry during the final months of the First World War. A death certificate lists her cause of death as a combination of heart disease and illness. At the end of the war the family thought she had been repatriated and buried in New Brunswick, but for reasons that may never be known she was not. Only after a volunteer with the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery helped solve the mystery, that her story became known.With the help of Air Canada offering to fly her body home and a local Funeral Home making the arrangements, she is now laid to rest with the rest of her family in the community cemetery.
GLADYS WINIFRED FOWLER Gladys Winifred Fowler was born on June 4, 1898 to George William Fowler and Ethyl Georgina Fowler (nee Wilson). She had two younger brothers, Eric MacLeod Fowler (born 1900) and Cedric Weeden Fowler (born 1905). Gladys Winifred Fowler, called Winifred by her brother Cedric, was a beautiful and talented young woman. She studied the piano. Many years after her death, her brother Cedric praised her skill. He loved to listen to piano music. Winifred was an educated and modern young woman. When the family was in Ottawa during sessions of Parliament, Winifred attended a women's seminary there. She also studied piano at the Toronto Conservatory. In 1916, Gladys Winifred Fowler traveled to London with her mother Ethyl and younger brothers, Eric and Cedric, to join their father and husband. George William Fowler was the commander of the 104th Battalion, C. E. F. Colonel Fowler had previously left for England with his unit. While there, Winifred assisted the Red Cross, caring for wounded soldiers. According to Cedric, she continued studying piano in London at the Imperial Conservatory during the war. In 1918, while living in a row house in Northwest London, the family was bombed out. Afterwards the mother and daughter stayed at Berner's Hotel. As a result of this incident, Winifred became seriously ill. She suffered from measles and pneumonia, complicated by a heart condition, the result of a bout of rheumatic fever, which she had as a child. She died at the hotel at age 18. In September 1918, Winifred's mother and brother Cedric, then aged 13, returned to Sussex after the war without her. Her father and her brother Eric, who had been seriously wounded in the war, traveled separately. Now, 92 years later, Winifred will return to the peaceful valley of Hammondvale to be buried at the Hammondvale Community Cemetery, where her father, mother, brother Eric, grandfather and great-grandfather and their families lie buried as well. The Fowler family homestead stands nearby. The Escort Party were: WO. Roland Doucette, Pvt. Matthew Benjamin, Pvt. Alan Irvine, Pvt. Nicholas Cunningham. The Pallbearers were: Sgt. Darren Spicer, Mcpl. Byron Ostrom, Mcpl, Marshall Smith, Mcpt. Gustavs Kalnins, Cpl. Wes Goddard, Cpl. Bryson Darrell, Cpl. Shane Teakels, Cpl. Cody Bulmer, Tpr. Benjamin Goodwin and Tpr. Scott Cummins. The Honorary Pallbearers were: Rob Moore, MP, Alan Tonks MP, Bruce Northrup MLA, Rod Weston, MP, Barry Smith and Glenn Benson Trustees of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery. Family links: Parents: George William Fowler (1858 - 1924) Ethyl Georgina Fowler (1874 - 1936) Burial: Hammondvale Community Cemetery HammondvaleNew Brunswick, Canada

Hanson, Gerald George

  • MS132
  • Person
  • 1919-1970

Gerald George Hanson (9 May 1919 – 9 Sep 1970), son of John B. & Marjorie Hanson of Fredericton. He served with the 104th Anti Tank Battery, RCA, later the 7th Anti Tank Battery RCA from 15 July 1940 to 1945, Regimental # G5008, attaining the rank of Sergeant and saw service in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and NW Europe. Prior to the Second World War service he served in the militia from 1935 to 1940 and, post Second World War, he was employed by the Fredericton office of the Unemployment Insurance Commission and was a member of Branch 4 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He married Mae Alice Wasson on 7 Nov 1946 in Fredericton and is buried in the Soldier’s Plot, Fredericton Rural Cemetery.

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