Leonard Lounsbury, was from Elgin, New Brunswick. He died in action on November 16, 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.