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8th Hussars Museum

Gass, David A

  • Person
  • 1941-1945

Capt David A Gass : Feb 12th 1922- June 2nd 2013 David was born in Amherst Nova Scotia and Spent his childhood years in Sackville New Brunswick . Later attended Bishop Boys School in lennoxville Quebec.Before Graduation he enlisted in the Army as WWII was underway and spent the next 4-5 years in the Tank Corps-The 8th New Brunswick Hussars (PL) Armored Regiment of Sussex N.B. He served in the UK, Italy, Africa and Holland. he attained the rank of Captain and endured many life altering Experiences . Soon after the war he was discharged , he married , and Settled in Moose Jaw Sask to raise his Family and He was a dedicated Family Doctor for 50 Years .

Alward, David

  • Person
  • 1946 - 1965

Photographs were from David Alward father Ford's training with the 8th Canadian Hussars from 1950-1951. He joined the Hussars in October 1946 with others from Havelock, New Brunswick and was a private with "A" troop. Each summer David's father went to Camp Petawawa to train on actual tanks. In the late 1940s he was promoted to Lance Corporal and then Corporal. From 1948-1949 he went to Business College. During this time David's father was asked to take over the Havelock troop thus becoming a 2nd Lieutenant. From November 1950 to May 1951 he was in Camp Borden to train to become a Troop Commander. While at Camp Border he traveled to Camp Meaford to train with live ammunition. When David's father completed the course he was promoted to First Lieutenant. In 1952 he attended Gordon College and in 1956-1957 he attended the Ontario Agricultural College

Soper, David

  • Person
  • 1943-1945

David Soper donated these war time maps to the 8th Hussars Museum

Deleavy, Dee

  • Person
  • 1962 1965

Dee Deleavy

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 .

McGowan, Donald

  • Person
  • 1945-2008

"Donald Frost MacGowan,
a descendant of United Empire Loyalists William and Sarah Frost, was born in Hampton. In 1960, Don was one of seventeen persons residing in the Kings County region who responded to a recommendation of the New Brunswick Historical Society that a new local historical society be formed for and in such region for the purpose of vigorously obtaining and preserving objects and information of historical value. The unincorporated society with those seventeen persons who, each having paid the one-dollar membership fee, commenced holding meetings with Lieutenant Colonel Otty Corbett as president, Don MacGowan as vice president and Grace Aiton as secretary. The society was later incorporated under the name “Kings County Historical and Archival Society Inc”.
Don has always been active in a variety of sports and community endeavours. Following high school, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Allison University in 1955, honouring in history. At Mount Allison he was very active in student affairs and was selected to be the valedictorian for his graduating class.
Following his Mount “A” graduation he was awarded a Beaverbrook Scholarship in law at the University of New Brunswick Law School. Don received his law degree in 1958 and was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in the same year. He practiced law for 54 years out of offices first in Sussex and later in Saint John. Don was awarded a Queens Counsel designation in 1987 and a life membership in the New Brunswick Bar in 2008.
In 1954 Don earned his military commission in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Later he served as the Adjutant in the 8th Canadian Hussars.
Don served as the New Brunswick Consul for the Kingdom of Norway for a period of 28 Years. In his early career, Don participated in various community charitable endeavours, particularly the Canadian Cancer Society.
For over 50 years, Don MacGowan has been an active and valued supporter of the Kings County Historical and Archival Society, Inc" (King's County Museum)

Sussey, Doug

  • Person
  • 1939-present

Captain (retired) Doug Sussey was an active member of the Tobique 594 Royal Air Cadets, serving with the organization for five years. He was honoured by the Cadets at their 11th Annual Parade Celebrations. He ensured that new challenges were open to the cadets, including marksmanship team and biathlon.

Molloy, Ellen

  • Person
  • 1914-1945

Ellen Molloy is the president of the Cody's Women's Institute. This Institute was founded in 1914 by a group of local woman. The woman assisted with the war effort in both the First and Second World Wars by sending soldiers care packages. In 2007, the ladies of the institute got together to publish a book of local war veterans who had served in the First and Second War. They compiled photographs and letters sent from the men to the Institute.

Cotton, Ernest A.

  • Person
  • 1939-1945

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.

Vincent, Ernest Charles

  • Person
  • 1897-1919

Ernest Charles Vincent was born in Fairvale, King's County, New Brunswick 6 May 1897. He lived on Saint Andrew Street, Saint John. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force 20 January 1916, he was 19 years of age. Prior to enlistment he had worked as a clerk. He was in the 115th Battalion. Ernest embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia, 23 July 1916 on the SS Olympic. He was promoted to Corporal 21 January 1916. He was further promoted to Sergeant 8 July 1916. He received his final promotion to Lieutenant 25th March 1917. He was discharged in 1918 and returned to Canada.

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