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8th Hussars Museum

Beveridge, Lt. Col John R.

  • Person
  • 1971-1973

LCol Beveridge was the Commanding Officer of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) regular force regiment from 1971-1973. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Association of the 8th Canadian Hussars (PL) Inc which was the first step in securing and protecting both artefacts and archival materials from the more than 150 year of history of the regiment in New Brunswick. LCol Beveridge also coordinated the successful application which saw HRH The Princess Anne appointed as the Colonel Commandant of the 8th Hussars, a position she still maintains today. Later in his career he was awarded the title of Honorary Colonel of the Regiments. He currently resides in Ontario and continues to be active with the Association and Regimental Council.

Bickerton, Mary Frances

  • Person
  • 1926-2016

Mrs. Mary Bickerton was born on November 14, 1926 in London, England, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Hazell) Deegan. She came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. Her husband was Sergeant Gordie Bickerton, a member of the 5th Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars). She served for 16 years postwar in the Canadian Army Militia. She was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a past President of the Sussex Branch # 20 as well as the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Association. Mary served as a director for King's Manor and the Kiwanis Nursing Home. She was a member of the Trinity Anglican Church Choir.

Black, Lt. Col Joseph Laurence

  • Person
  • 1900-1992

Lt-Col Black was born in 1900 in the province of New Brunswick. He would attend the Royal military College in Ontario graduating in 1921. He proceeded to join the reserved with the 8th New Brunswick Hussars. Lt. Col Black was appointed as Commanding Officer of C Squadron of the Hussars. The Squadron would muster in Sackville and train there.

When World War II commenced, the Hussars were mobilized for active duty and Lt-Col was one of the first officers to volunteer for overseas service. He was second in command of the Regiment in 1941. Unfortunately, due to a familial emergence, Black was transferred back to serve in Canada. He expected to return to his regiment, but he would instead go on to serve the rest of the war in Canada and the Untied States. He served as an intelligence officer on the West Coast of Canada.

Lt. Col Black was later President of J.L. Black and Sons. Also, he was the inaugural president of the Moncton Radio Station, created in the 1930s.

Blanchet, Peter Maurice (Frenchy)

  • Person
  • 1943 - 1975

Col Blanchet (Frenchy) graduated from the Royal Military College , Kingston Ont., 1929, and in 1931 , joined the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars as a commissioned officer serving through to the conclusion of World War 2. Wartime duty consisted of the post of Adjutant , and as commander of "A" Squadron for the combat phase, during which he earned the awe and admiration of his men. Subsequently , he was elected President of the regimental association , and later appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment.

Boer War

  • Corporate body
  • 1899-1902

Officially this was the Second Boer War. This was saw the might of the British Empire pitted against the small population of independent Boers in South Africa. This war turned into an international humiliation when the Boers were able to bog down the British and cause the war to drag on for years, rather than the purported months claimed by British authorities. Reinforcements from the Empire swelled the Empire forces to over half-a-million men. This war machine was pitted against a Boer force of 75 000. The British employed the use of the first concentration camps, gathering up Boer families and concentrating them into small enclosures. The overwhelming British Force coupled with the psychological effects of the concentration of the Boer families turned the war in favour of the British thereby ending the war.

Boudreau, Ernie

  • Person
  • 1943-1947

Ernie Boudreau joined the army on 28th Germany 1943. Upon enlistment he headed to Cornwall to begin training. He disembarked in Scotland in 1944, before transferring to France. He returned to Canada after the war.

Bowen, Lloyd Dave

  • Person
  • 1921-1945

Lloyd David Bowen was born 28 March 1921. Lloyd joined the 8th Canadian Hussars in 1941. He served overseas during World War 2 . Regimental number B62332. Lloyd received the 1939-1945 star, Italy , France and Germany star. He also received the Canadian volunteer metal, defense and war metal.

Bowser, Gary

  • Person
  • 1724-2006

Gary served more than 33 years with the Reserve and Regular Force 8th Hussars. Following his retirement, he has continued to serve as a Commissionaire at CFB Gagetown for the past 14 years. He has been an avid supporter of the 8th Hussars Museum and has contributed many artefacts over the past 10 years.
Gary worked for a number of years in the base library in Gagetown and he also was an avid collector with a focus on the 8th Hussars Regiment for sure. He made an effort to collect data on the Regiment for a number of years and he gathered up most of this information during his time in the history library at Gagetown.

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.

Brown, Carol

  • Person
  • 1950

Carol brown donated to the 8th Hussars Museum .

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