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Tupper, Sir Charles

  • Person
  • 1821-1915

Charles Tupper was born July 2 1821 on his family’s small farm near Amherst, Nova Scotia. His father also called Charles, was a Baptist pastor. He largely home schooled his son, Charles’ education was supplemented by grammar school classes. In 1837, he studied at Horton Academy, later to be known as the Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. After graduating in 1839 he spent some time teaching in New Brunswick before studying medicine in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

In 1839-1840 he studied at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he earned his medical degree in 1843. He returned that year to Amherst and established a medical practice and a drug store. In 1846 he married Frances Morse, a descendant of the founders of Amherst.

Charles Tupper was encouraged by a family friend and Nova Scotia Conservative party leader James William Johnston, to run for a seat in the Nova Scotia Assembly as a Conservative. In 1855 Tupper dramatically unseated Cumberland County’s popular Reform representative Joseph Howe. While the Conservatives did not fare well in the election, Tupper outlined a new party strategy in caucus that sought to court Nova Scotia’s Roman Catholic minority and bolster railway construction.

By 1857 Tupper had convinced disenchanted Roman Catholic Liberals to cross the floor, which reduced the government to a minority. As a result, the Liberals resigned and the Conservatives took power on February 14 1857 with James William Johnston as the premier, Tupper became provincial secretary.

The Conservative party lost the election in 1859, Tupper retained his seat. After his party returned to power in 1863 he served as provincial secretary. In May 1864 he became the Premier of Nova Scotia.

He still continued to practice medicine throughout his political career. He opened a medical practice in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as being a hospital surgeon and he became municipal medical officer. In 1863 he became the first president of the Canadian Medical Association from 1867 to 1870. Tupper is commemorated by the Canadian Medical Association through the Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action, which is awarded to a Doctor who has demonstrated leadership, commitment and dedication in advancing the goals and policies of the CMA through grassroots advocacy.

Charles Tupper left provincial politics in 1867 and won a federal seat as the only supporter of Confederation from Nova Scotia. Tupper also helped bring about the “better terms” settlement with Joseph Howe. The agreement between the two men stipulated that they would work together to protect Nova Scotia’s interests in Parliament, in exchange for Howe’s support for confederation. As a result Howe was given a position in Cabinet in 1870, and Tupper began his long ministerial career.

Tupper served successively as president of the Privy Council 1870 – 1872, Minister of Inland Revenue 1872- 1873 and Minister of Customs 1873 in the first government of Sir John A. Macdonald. He served as Minister of public works 1878- 1879 and Minister of railways and canals 1879- 1884. During this time construction of the Canadian Pacific Railways was near completion. Tupper became High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in 1883. He returned to Ottawa to serve as Minister of Finance 1887- 1888. He then resumed his duties in London, England to become an outspoken advocate of Imperial Federation with the United Kingdom. Sir John A. Macdonald was not pleased with Tupper’s views, his political standing allowed him immunity from censure.

In January 1896 Tupper was recalled to Ottawa to serve as Secretary of State. On May 1 1896 Tupper became Prime Minister. Tupper and the Conservatives suffered a general election defeat in June 1896 and Tupper resigned on July 8 1896, having only served ten weeks as Prime Minister, the shortest tenure in Canadian history. He continued in Parliament as Leader of the opposition and was defeated in the 1900 elections.

After his retirement Sir Charles Tupper was appointed to the British Privy Council in 1907 and served on the committee of the British Empire. His wife Francis died in 1912 after 65 years of marriage. Their son Charles Hibbert Tupper, entered into politics and served as a cabinet minister for several prime ministers.

Sir Charles Tupper summer residence in St. Andrews was “Belle-Vue” is now known as the Tara Manor Inn. It was built in 1869.

He died at his home in Kent in 1915. in Bexley Heath, England of heart failure. His remains where returned to Canada and he is buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Coates, Sheila and Doug

  • Person
  • 1939-1945

Doug and Sheila Coates donated a significant volume of material to the Museum. This material covers 1939-1945, consisting primarily of scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.

Reid, Sergeant D.

  • Person
  • 1939-1945

Sergeant D. E, Reid, regimental number G45, was a member of the 5th Armoured Regiment, 8th New Brunswick Hussars. He trained in Camp Borden in 1941, taking part in a NCO refresher course when he was a Corporal. He went on to serve with the Regiment during World War II, including Italy.

Brown, Scovil

  • Person
  • 1915-2009

Scovil Brown My DOB 20/02/1934 Born in Farnham Quebec19 45 .Father had massive stroke ,as we had NO income and we were 5 kids . We moved home to my mothers old home in Hampton. I948 Veteran members of the 8th Hussars must have recognized the need at home and took me into the regiment long before I was eligible. I joined the 8th NB Hussars ( PL) (M) HQ Sqn Hampton March 1948. Did all the basic training required weekends & Driver/ Mc/Wheeled at Christmas & Easter Camp at Camp Sussex. Did Driver/Mc/Track Gp 1 at summer Camp Petawawa 1949. Went to Gunnery Range at Tracadie (NB) Live firing 76mm, Sherman M4A2 -E8 Fall 1949 Camp Sussex Christmas & Easter And was on the parade when the Medal was presented to the Regiment by the Mayor of Eelde,Holland the CO was Lt Col E D George MP Unsure of the date in 1950.
Went to summer Camp at Camp Utopia (NB) On advanced party.later on Rear party.1950 . Regular training Christmas & Easter Promoted L/Cpl that year. 1950 Attended summer camp at Utopia 1951 also promoted Cpl that year.
Attended Summer Camp at Utopia on a Leadership Course 1952,I recall that I went to camp on call out to open the Camp Utopia.... missed my School Graduation,, No Suit, Pictures, or Ring ....No money,that ,went home for food. four kids at home .My Dad a WW1 Veteran became totally paralyzed (stroke)1945 we had no income. Thank God For the Hussars !!!! I continued to serve in the Hussars till Feb 1955
Joined the regular Force, Royal Canadian Dragoons At Camp Petawawa...Had to revert from Cpl to Trooper,that was how it was then . Feb 1955 Did basic training all over again all trades training I had to do again as the RCD's had Centurion Tanks and so the BS went on. Winter of 1956 Did winter indoctrination North, While there we where re called to Petawawa and told we would be going to Egypt as the Suez War was on going.
Jan 1957 ..... The 56 Recce Squadron ( United Nations Emergency Force) was formed and left for Egypt in February. We Got our Ferret Scout Cars 18 or so , at Port Said Egypt. Moved across the Egyptian desert to the Gaza Strip , Rafah. We slept in the open on the ground ,no sleeping bags then ,just one wool blanket. The tour was one full year on hard rations ( NO FRESH FOOD) 2/1/2 gallons of water per man per day to drink, wash and cook. in 45 c heat every day...we were young and "Dumb" We worked every day on patrol day light till after dark In the hot sun. then a two hour shift of guard every night. It was one night while on guard at 3 am sitting on top of my Scout Car I asked the question of my self WHAT TO HELL AM I doing here ?? It was then that decided to transfer to the RCDC. It took five years to get the transfer. It came through in 1962 in Germany.

1958 returned to Canada .Dropped off of a RCAF North Star Plane after a three day flight from Egypt, at Dorval Airport (Montreal) with two Kit bags of kit and told "Find your own way to the down town Montreal railway station in a snow storm. No thanks nothing.I assumed that was the way it was Just happy to be home in Canada. March 1958 Reported to Camp Gagetown to the 1/8th Canadian Hussars (PL) C Sqn where I was detailed to kitchen duty for one month(Washing dishes By hand for the whole regiment ) I was the new kid on the block...the reward for serving. !! Oct 1959 Sent to Germany as part of the rotation. Dec 25th 1959 Wife and child arrived at Dusseldorf Airport as I was the duty driver the day I was assigned to pick them up with a service VW Car Served a very tough three years of NATO schemes endless parades,bug outs, and Compulsory church parades, along with a 51/2 work week. Dec 1962 We were all packed and ready to leave Germany for Canada when my transfer to the Royal Canadian Dental Corps came through. So I had to revert to a Private from Cpl. It just so happened that the Cuban Crises took place and the Regiment along with the Whole Brigade were on stand by. Jan 1963 Arrived for duty at HMCS Esquimalt, Dental Clinic , Victoria BC The next years were very intensive training period, before the year was ended I was promoted to full Cpl and the next year to a Sgt. In the year I made 4 trips from Victoria to CFB Borden on courses etc. 1964 On staff at Royal Rhodes Military Collage Clinic . 1965 Posted to CFB Vancouver Dental Clinic and Temp duty to CFS Holberg, Chilawack,etc . 1968 Posted to No 1 Dental Unit, Ottawa, RCDC HQ and CFB Rockcliff. also on staff at the National Defense Medical Center. 1970 Promoted Warrant Officer and spoke french 1971 Posted to CFB Valcartier Chief Laboratory Tech. 1974 Promoted MWO 1975 Retired Canadian Forces 1975 Awarded A Diploma of Denturism U of M Quebec, 1977 PQ Party Elected . 1977 Moved Back Home to Hampton, New Brunswick , Opened a Denture Clinic.

Moses, Sarah

  • Person

Sister of Allan Moses

Robertson, Samuel Douglas

  • Person
  • 1922-1944

Corporal Samuel Robertson was the son of John D and Violet Robertson. He lived in The Pas Manitoba Canada prior to joining the Regiment. He dies May 25th 1944 at the age of 22. Corporal Samuel Robertson is bured in the Cassino War Cemetery. Italy, Section IV,Row H, Grave Stone 7.

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.

Anderson, Samuel Boyd

  • Person
  • 6 August 1876 - 12 September 1934

World War I veteran and public servant, Samuel Boyd Anderson, the son of Janet Lamb and Stephen Anderson, was born 6 August 1876 at Port Elgin, Westmorland County, New Brunswick. In his youth, he became a friend of Frank Doyle, who served as an officer in the Canadian military and was a veteran of the South African War (Boer War). Boyd Anderson received his early education in Fredericton, where he also attended the Provincial Normal School. He served as principal of Hillsboro Superior and Victoria School in Moncton, resigning in 1913 to become an insurance agent. He married Gladys Sara Winter in 1927, and they had a daughter and a son, Bruce.

S. Boyd Anderson's military career began in 1914, when he enlisted in the Canadian Army. He was primarily responsible for building-up a new army unit in Westmorland County, known as the 8th Battery of Artillery. During the First World War, he served overseas with the 8th Battery in Belgium and France, returning to Canada in August 1919 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. While in France, he was elevated to the rank of Brigadier-General and commanded a brigade of batteries of artillery. He was decorated for his wartime service.

At war's end, he settled in Moncton, where, in 1920, he was appointed clerk and treasurer for the city of Moncton, a post which he held until his death. He was active in rifle shooting and served as a member of the Council of the Dominion Rifle Association and as president of the Moncton Scout Association. S. Boyd Anderson died at Moncton on 12 September 1934.

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