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8th Hussars Museum

Estabrooks, Charles William

  • Person
  • 1889-2020

Charles William Estabrooks Was Born 1889 . He joined the 165th Battalion of the Canadian Army and served overseas from 1914 - 1918. While in Scotland he Married Jessie Matheson and they returned to Canada following his discharge .
Charlie was the oldest living members of the Sackville Citizen Band , In Addition he was a member of the Princess Louise Hussars military Band . His son Charles Jr. carries on the tradition as leader of the Citizen's band . Charles dies July 22 1960

Estabrooks, Claire

  • Person
  • 1816

Claire's father was Ivan McKnight who was the brother of Locksley and Hilton McKnight who were both part of the 49th Battalion. Locksley died at the Somme on September 15th, 1916. Locksley also had a Master of Arts Degree from UNB.

Ferris, Ron Garfield

  • Person
  • 1939-2002

Ronald Garfield Ferris February 23,1922 - December 31 2008.Ferris a Veteran of World War 2 served as a Captain with the 8th Hussars (Princess Louise's) regiment. he was a member of the No 174 Saint John Civilian Rifle Association. He captured the New Brunswick sporting rifle Championship in 1940-1941 and taught rifle shooting to the Army Cadet Corp #1691 which he was instrumental in forming.

Flagger, Louise and Wayne

  • Person
  • 1916,1946

Louise and Wayne Flagor are collectors that donated these items to the Museum.

Forward, Albert Edward

  • Person
  • 1941

Albert Edward Forward was born at Pleasant Ridge, NB, on 2 May 1918 to his parents, Ethel and James Forward. Prior to enlisting, Albert worked as a mechanic in the City of Saint John. Albert had a younger brother, Elmo, and two sisters, Evelyn and Elanor. Albert joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Saint John on 23 April 1936, he was assigned to the HMCS Stadcona. Unfortunately , Albert would be discharged on 10 June 1937 for 'non-attendance at drills.' When the Second World War broke out, Albert reenlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserves on 25 January 1940. He was an Able Seaman and he served with the Navy until his death. Albert was on shore leave in London when a heavy German Bombing hit the city. He was at the Victoria League Hotel, Albert was killed during that bombing raid, 16 April 1941. He was buried with full Naval Honours at the Gilighan Cemetery, Kent, England, Grave 1283.

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

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.

Fyffe, Samuel David

  • Person
  • 1917- 1966

Samuel enlisted in the Canadian Militia (New Brunswick Rangers) at the No 7 Military District recruiting depot in Saint john on September 19th 1939. he was taken on active service with the recently mobilized Carlton York Regiment and was assigned Service Number G27459 . On arriving in England , The First Canadian Infantry Division began training with the aim of joining the British Expeditionary Force in France . Training in these first few months was hampered by the lack of sufficient military equipment . Fyffe was transferred from the Carlton and York June 24th 1949 to a Reconnaissance Squadron where he was promoted to an acting Corporal . Corporal Fyffe of Headquarters Squadron was promoted to Lance Sergeant on 22 August , 1941 and attended an anti - tank training course given by the royal Artillery .On September 15th 1942 was confirmed Sergeant. He was to spend the next 3 years travelling through Italy .Fyffe meat and married while overseas . On June 21st 1941 Hilda and Samuel married in little Bookham and had 6 children . After returning to Canad aFyffe was discharged to return to civilian life on September 1945. He want on to Run a farm in Cornhill and past away 15 April , 1966.

Gamblin, Harold S.

  • Person
  • 1920-1985

Harold Seymour Gamblin
Harold Gamblin was a collector of military memorabilia . Harold Seymour Gamblin was born December 21, 1897 in Cody's, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada, and died June 16, 1986 in Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. He married LULU PEARL NORTHRUP August 24, 1921 in Lower Millstream, New Brunswick, Canada. She was born February 05, 1903 in Coles Island, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada, and died March 17, 1988 in Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. Lieutenant Colonel Gamblin served in WW 1 from 1915 to 1919. Following this he served with the 8th Princess Louise's (NB) Hussars and was the commanding officer of the regiment at the outbreak of WW 2. He mobilized the 4th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment (8NBH) and commanded it during 1940 and 1941 when it was re-organized as the 5th Canadian Armored Regiment (8NBH). In 1941 he proceeded overseas in command of the regiment, remaining in England until 1942 when he returned to Canada following hospitalization for a bronchial problem contracted during WW 1. Following his return to Canada, he was in command of the C.O.T.C. at Mount Allison University, Sackville, during 1942 and 1943. In 1943 he was posted to the adjutant-general's branch, National Defence Headquarters, serving on the Officers Selection and Appraisal Board for Military District No. 7 for the remainder of the war. He retired from active service with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1945 and was posted to his former regiment, the 8th Princess Louise's Hussars (reserve). Lieutenant Colonel Gamblin served with the Soldier's Settlement board during 1919 and 1920. After a period of farming at Cody's, he returned to the Soldier's Settlement Board (then the Veteran's Land Act) serving until 1959 when he retired to the homestead at Cody's.

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