Lest We Forget - Leonard Lounsbury - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 11.10.1917

Lest We Forget - Leonard Lounsbury - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 11.10.1917

Leonard Lounsbury, 865675 was from Petitcodiac, New Brunswick and was born May 19, 1896. He was the Nephew of Mrs. John Govang of Midway, Albert County, New Brunswick. Click to read more.

Lest We Forget - Arthur Wellington Jonah - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 11.06.1917

Lest We Forget - Arthur Wellington Jonah - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 11.06.1917

Arthur Wellington Jonah, 817081 was from Elgin, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born February 18, 1895. He was the Son of Mrs. Fred Howard, of Elgin, Albert County, New Brunswick Read more...

Lest We Forget - Clifford Robinson Oulton - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 11.01.1917

Lest We Forget - Clifford Robinson Oulton - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 11.01.1917

Clifford Robinson Oulton, 832241 was from Bridgedale (Coverdale), Albert County, New Brunswick and was born December 2, 1901. He was 14 years of at the time of his enlistment.

Lest We Forget - Gordon S Mcdonald - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 10.31.1917

Lest We Forget - Gordon S Mcdonald - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 10.31.1917

Gordon S McDonald, 111300 was from Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born August 7, 1890. He was the Son of Mrs. Ellen McDonald, of Hillsborough, Albert Co., Nova Brunswick..

A Boy Soldier – One of Albert County’s Fallen - Clifford Robinson Oulton Age 15

A Boy Soldier – One of Albert County’s Fallen - Clifford Robinson Oulton Age 15

On February 1, 1916, Clifford Robinson Oulton from Bridgedale, New Brunswick (now Riverview) joined up with the 145th Battalion out of Moncton. He signed up for the duration of the war, which for him was all too short. The remarkable thing about Clifford Robinson Oulton was that he was only 14 years old when he enlisted.

Lest We Forget - William Pearl Cole - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 10.30.1917

Lest We Forget - William Pearl Cole - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 10.30.1917

William Pearl Cole, 832546 was from Middle Coverdale, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born May 21, 1888. He was the Son of Gilbert and Mary Jane Cole, of Turtle Creek, Albert County, New Brunswick. He enlisted with the 145 Battalion on April 8 , 1916.

Lest We Forget - George Bishop Peck - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 10.30.1917

Lest We Forget - George Bishop Peck - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago Today 10.30.1917

George Bishop Peck, 283085 was from Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born February 26, 1896. He was the Son of John L. and Minnie F. Peck, of Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick.. He enlisted with the 219 Battalion on March 3, 1916. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field on September 9, 1917.

Laying a Wreath in Honour of Albert County's Fallen at the Menin Gate, Ieper(Ypres), Belgium - A Fascinating Story

Laying a Wreath in Honour of Albert County's Fallen at the Menin Gate, Ieper(Ypres), Belgium - A Fascinating Story

It's always amazing how things work out, sometimes a quiet word in passing leads to great things, and this is how this story came about.

On Monday, October 30, 2017, Hillsborough Village Councilor Kevin Berry will be attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium to lay a Remembrance Cross for the fallen men from Albert County who died during the Battle of Passchendaele and have no known grave.

Lest We Forget - Albert County's Honour Roll Updated - Pte. Charles Osman Steeves Killed in Action June 26, 1917

22684996_1849311891749019_752218373_n.jpg

We have found another Albert County man who paid the supreme sacrifice during the First World War. 

Charles Osman Steeves, 832325 was from Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born November 10, 1888. He was the Son of Jerimiah and Lavinia Steeves. He enlisted with the 145 Battalion on February 14, 1916. He was listed as Killed in Action at while fighting with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment) on October 30/31, 1917. He has is buried at  LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France

 You can find his complete war records by clicking here.

He is Commemorated on Page 332 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.

A virtual memorial can be found here. 

His gravesite information can be found here.  

If anyone has any further information, photos or memories they would like to share please pass them along. 

Thank you to Steeves House Museum for the photo. 

On This day 90 Years Ago RB Bennett Became Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada - October 11, 1927

At the first Conservative Party Convention
11 October 1927
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Conservative Party of Canada decided to hold a national party convention on October 11, 1927, to choose a new leader and set a new party platform. This would be the first time the Conservatives would hold such a convention.

The Conservative convention was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and there were six candidates at the start. R.B. was one of them. It took two ballots to declare a winner, who needed to receive a majority of the votes. R.B. was that winner. After the results of the second ballot were read, each of the other candidates made their way to the microphone to officially withdraw from the race in the old tradition of making the vote unanimous. Besides selecting a leader, the party also reshaped the planks of its platform and adopted twenty-two resolutions marking the change perceived in the political landscape.

As the leader of the federal Conservative party, R.B. was also now the leader of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the House of Commons. He had a huge job ahead of him. He set out to rebuild the party into an efficient political machine that could lead the country.

Celebrating Ruby Anderson's Scrapbook with Gwen Dixon

Join us at the Albert County Museum in congratulating Gwen Dixon on her outstanding achievement in completing this incredible project - Ruby Anderson's Scrapbook! Gwen is a long time friend of the Museum, volunteering in on the Fibre Arts & Quilt Show committee, where she also sells some of her work. This year, Gwen was also involved in instructing a rug hooking workshop during the event.

Gwen's fibre arts exhibit was inspired by a scrapbook that spoke of life on the Fundy Coast between the 1940s to 1960s, and it is this art that is being featured in exhibit during the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival from October 8 to 15. Support this local talent by taking the drive out to view her exhibit. Details are below.

facebook ready poster.jpg