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Lt.Col O. L. Corbett
"Otty Corbett was born Dec.13 1913 at Dunns Corner, Queens County. He married the former Marjorie Gamblin and they had two daughters and a son. He taught school from 1932-1940 and then entered the Canadian Army, serving the next six years in Canada, the United Kingdom, and northwest Europe.
While in the service he was stationed at base units and training camps in Canada, with the Carleton & York Regiment in England, the Fifth Canadian Infantry Brigade in England and the North Shore (N.B.)Regiment from 1944-1946 of which he was company commander and second-in-command of the battalion. He received his 2 Lieutenancy 18 November 1940.
He was the recipient of many honors and awards in a distinguished army career, and in the service of his community, including the MBE, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (Serving Brother), Canadian Forces Decoration and two bars, C.D., 1939-45 Star, France Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, Defense Medal, Victory Medal, and the Silver Acorn from the Boy Scouts of Canada.
His militia service included: N.B. Rangers 1940-41; N.B. Scottish Regiment 1946-48; the Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise) Militia 1950-1965 as commanding officer for eight years; retired from active militia service in 1965; honourary Lt.-Col 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Militia for two terms.
He was named the Sussex and District chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1980. He died March 10 1981"
(From the Kings County Record Oct 20 1998)
Ernest A. Cotton was the recreational director for Camp Sussex during World War II. He provided the men at the Camp with a series of activities to keep them occupied between training. Some of these activities include; events conducted by the YMCA, entertainment materials, etc. Camp Sussex was the largest military base in Atlantic Canada. He went on to marry a Sussex native, Helen Aiton.
Corporal Atkinson was the Son of Fred and Lilia Atkinson. He lived in West Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada prior to joining the Regiment. He died on May 5th, 1945 at the age of 25.
Robert Phillip Dann was born 7 July 1917 in Kingston. Robert Dann decided his calling would be the Church. As such, he attended the Wycliffe College in Toronto in 1937. He was posted to the parish of Eldon for several months in 1938-1939. He went on to a pastorship at Trinity Church, Saint John. By 1960 Dann was offered the position at St. Paul's.
- 1950 - 1962
- 1962 1965
2nd Lieutenant John Edwin Dixon Canadian Postal Corps the Canadian Army October 6th 1941 .During operations in NW Europe Major Dixon has performed his duties as DADPS in a highly efficient manner, By frequent personal contents , constant attention to important details and a persistent endeavor to eliminate all unnecessary procedure he has ensured the smooth and rapid flow of mail to the fans of this corps. By example , he has succeeded in installing , in all personnel under his direction , his own high sense of responsibility and integrity. he realizes the importance of his service to the morale of the troops and has been tireless in his efforts to ensure that all personnel and methods employed in the distribution of mail produce the maximum efficiency.
- 1940 ,1944
Joseph Eloi Doucette WWII.
Joseph Eloi Doucette was born in Bathurst New Brunswick on September 18,1918 to Pricilla and Amos Doucette. He had 4 four sisters and five brothers and the family attended the Catholic Church. When he became older, Eloi gradually worked his way west by farming and logging eventually returning to New Brunswick after an absence of four years. Eloi had brown eyes and dark brown hair, weighted 160 pounds and stood at five feet 7 inches tall. He had a scar on his left arm and mole on the left side of his back. On August 2, 1949 Eloi enlisted at Sussex N.B.. He was assigned the number G337 and became trooper in the 4th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment in Sussex. The following year he disembarked in England on October 20, 1941 after eleven day voyage across the Atlantic. He was determined to serve his Country and had a desire to become a news commentator after the war. Eloi was sent to Italy in November to serve as a trooper with the 8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars R.C.A.C., 5th Armoured Regiment. Unfortunately , he was to die in Italy on September 4, 1944. John Wentworth a Soldier with Eloi when he was killed later wrote a poem about him entitled "To The Duke." Trooper Joseph Eloi Doucette was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defense Metal, War Metal 1939-1945, and Canadian Volunteer Service Metal and Clasp. Joseph Eloi Doucette is buried in Gradara War Cemetery in Italy , Plot 1 Row F , Grave 1
Joseph Dubeck was a Corporal with the 8th Hussars . He joined the Hussars in 1943 from Preston Ontario.