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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.

Kennedy, K. S. (Keltie)

  • Person
  • 1898-1987

Keltie S. Kennedy. Born September 22nd, 1898 Kennedy was a WWI veteran. He enlisted on May 1st, 1916. He served in the Artillery and was badly wounded in France on April 29th, 1917. He joined the Hussars in 1921. He was Commanding Officer from 1936-1939. He is credited with keeping the Regiment alive. Due to his WWI wounds he was not medically fit to command during WWII and relinquished command to Harold Gamblin. He continued to serve during WWII and again was Commanding Officer from 1946-1947. He later was made Honorary Colonel of the Regiment from 1957-1969. He died January 7th, 1987.

Lawrence, Norman

  • Person
  • 1958-1960

Norman Lawrence trained as a boxer under Hugh Paris before joining the armed forces. He was the army's best middle weight boxer between 1958-1960, winning four championships. Paddy was inducted into the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame, Nova Scotia 26 September 2009.

Leroux, Donald

  • Person
  • 1950 - 2012

Don joined the forces in 1950 taking his basic training course in St Jerome Quebec. Later his group joined the French company in Valcartier and was going to Germany with the Les Fusilliers Mont Royal of the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion. Don spent 2 years in Hanover . In 1954 Service in Korea with the 3rd Bn Cdn Guards. During 1955-56 he spent time in Petawawa as at the Instructor Guard Depot and then back to Valcartier. 1958-59 he was with the 8th Canadian Hussars at Valcartier and then on to Germany until 1962. At this time he was heavily involved with training the tug of war team . 2 Troop also won a Tank Firing Competition. Back to Canada and Cap Borden until 1966 he was an Gunnery Instructor then Back to Petawawa until 1969. From 1969 until 1971 back to Valcartier where he was promoted to 12 RBC as WO. In 1971 went to senior NCO school in Victoria BC and until 1980 Officers school in Chiliwack BC and posted to 12 RBC with only 4 Months left until retirement .

Levesque, Leopold Paul

  • Person
  • 1943-1945

Leopold Paul Levesque was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick on April 24, 1906. Leopold completed grade 7 and at the time of enlistment he was a Tinsmith. Leopold enlisted in Fredericton on October 1, 1943. On the 30-12-43, he completed a 10 week basic.

Lockyer, Owen William

  • Person
  • 1923-2010

Owen W. Lockyer, 87, of Moncton, with his family at his side, passed away at the Dr. Georges L. Dumont Hospital on Sunday November 28, 2010, following a sudden illness. Born in Herring Neck, NL, he was the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Nixon) Lockyer. Owen was the retired president of Atlantic Office Equipment & Supply Ltd., faithful member of St. George

Macaulay, Horace and Margaret

  • Person
  • 1941-1971

Horace Robinson Macaulay joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. he went on to serve as a radar technician in England with the Royal Air Force telecommunications Flying Unit, during World war II. Margaret served during the war with the ciphers with the Royal Signals Corps. She met Horace and they were married in 1943. They returned to Canada in 1946.

Main, Charles

  • Person
  • 1914-1940

Captain Charles Gilliland Main
Canadian Army Medical Corps

Charles Gilliland Main was born in St. Andrews, NB on January 2, 1865. He was a physician in Edmundston for a number of years where he was the first doctor in New Brunswick to do an appendectomy. It was not long after he moved to St. Stephen, NB to practice that he felt compelled to enlist. He traveled to Montreal and on April 19, 1916 at the age of 51 he enlisted wanting to do his part to help with the heavy casualties. His military file indicated that he was married to Caroline Matilda and they had one child, Wilmot Balloch Main . They belonged to the Church of England. Both his parents were deceased.

He was appointed to the rank of Captain on March 2, 1916 and joined the Army Medical Corps. He served in England and France. On May 9, 1916, he arrived in Boulogne, France and was stationed at the No. 3 General Hospital. He was attached for temporary duty to the No 13 British Station Hospital during the summer of 1916 and then returned to the No. 3 General Hospital. Main dealt with casualties from many battles during the First World War including those at Vimy Ridge. There were more than 10,500 casualties over the four-day battle. 7,707 of those occurred on April 9 and the early hours of April 10. The wounds that medical staff dealt with were more severe than previous battles due to the increased use of artillery. Charles’ son, Wilmot enlisted in August of 1917. He too joined the Medical Corps and served with his father in Europe. Charles had a very caring heart. He wrote numerous articles for the newspaper detailing his experiences in France as well as those of the soldiers. He was also an amateur photographer. During the war, he took hundreds of photos of life during war time focusing on family, the injured, special times and the dead. His pictures have been preserved by the family and have now been donated to the 8th Hussars Museum.
Charles Main was having some medical issues with ulcers and stomach ailments and was admitted to the hospital for a month in March, 1919. He set sail for Canada on August 13, 1919 and was discharged from service on November 18, 1919. Main returned to New Brunswick and established a long-term family practice on the corner of Charlotte and Watson Streets in the west side of Saint John. His son, Wilmot, would also come to Saint John to teach at Saint John Vocational School. Wilmot would go on to become Vocational’s second director from 1937-1965.

Dr. Charles Gilliland Main died at the age of 75 on September 7. 1940. He is buried in Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John. He was of great service to his country during the First World War and was fortunate enough to return home and help so many others through his medical practice. His family is very proud of Charles and Wilmot for their contributions to the war as well as their many accomplishments during their lifetime.

Malley, Pt. Wiefred

  • Person
  • 1942-1947

Pt. Wiefred Malley was in the Canadian Active Service Force during World War II. He enlisted with the Canadian Forces in 1942. He remained in the service throughout the duration of the War, eventually being discharged 27 March 1947. His regimental number was G51513. He was a member of the 86 Brigade Coy RCASC, Canadian Army overseas. He served in Holland, Netherlands, where he was given a souvenir from the Dutch people to commemorate their Canadian Liberators.

McCrea, Cpl James

  • Person
  • 1915-1982

James McCrea was born in 1915. He lived in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He joined the army during World War II. His daughter, Bobbie McCrea, donated some of his textual documents for the Museum's use.

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