First World War

Lest We Forget - Harold Guy Turner - Died of Pneumonia 100 Years Ago Today - 04.02.1918

Lest We Forget - Harold Guy Turner  - Died of Pneumonia 100 Years Ago Today - 04.02.1918

Harold Guy Turner , 1261991, was from  Dawson Settlement Mount, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born January 24, 1894.

Christmas Card sent by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright in December, 1918

Christmas Card sent by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright in December, 1918

World War I ended on November 11, 1918 but organizing the transport of thousands of soldiers back home to Canada took months. The Canadian soldiers spent their Christmas overseas but they were given designed 1918 Christmas cards to send home to their families. Read more here.

“Christmas Cards from First World War soldier, Hugh Wright” - A Great War Tradition

“Christmas Cards from First World War soldier, Hugh Wright” - A Great War Tradition

During the years of the First World War (1914 -1918) when the soldiers had to spend Christmas far from home, separated from their families and friends, Christmas cards were important reminders that there was life outside the trenches and outside of the war. Here are a few sent by Hugh Wright. Read more here.

Lest We Forget - Spenser Allen Graves - Died of Wounds 100 Years Ago Today - 11.18.1918

Lest We Forget - Spenser Allen Graves - Died of Wounds 100 Years Ago Today - 11.18.1918

Spenser Allen Graves, 3255975, was from  Pleasant Mount, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born March 19, 1893. He was son of Mrs. L. G. and the late Mr. Graves; husband of Jennie Helma Graves,

World War I letter written by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright on November 11, 1918

World War I letter written by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright on November 11, 1918

“Just a few lines today to let you know that we are both well and that the war is at last over, so you will not need to worry anymore.” lines written by Hugh Wright in a letter home, November 11, 1918. Read the whole story here.

Did you know that 4 of our Fighting Men from the First World War are buried here in Albert County?

Did you know that 4 of our Fighting Men from the First World War are buried here in Albert County?

As we approach the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, and we pause to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. You may wish to take the time to visit the grave sites of four of our fighting men who are buried here in Albert County.

Lest We Forget - CARL CLINTON IRVING - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 21.10.1918

Lest We Forget - CARL CLINTON IRVING - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 21.10.1918

Carl Clinton Irving, 4062755, was from  Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born April 15, 1896 at Hillsborough, New Brunswick. .

Lest We Forget - Royden Edmund Steeves - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 12.10.1918

Lest We Forget - Royden Edmund Steeves  - Died in Hospital 100 Years Ago Today - 12.10.1918

Royden Edmund Steeves, 2704341, was from  Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born January 18, 1891 at HIllsborough, New Brunswick.

Lest We Forget - Joseph Emerson Smith - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago - TODAY - 10.07.1918

Lest We Forget - Joseph Emerson Smith - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago - TODAY - 10.07.1918

Joseph Emerson Smith  ,709142 was from Hopewell Cape, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born November 14, 1897. He was the son of Robert C. Smith Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick. . Read More...

Lest We Forget - Albert David Rossiter - Killed in Action 102 Years Ago - TODAY - 09.16.1916

Lest We Forget - Albert David Rossiter - Killed in Action 102 Years Ago - TODAY - 09.16.1916

Albert David Rossiter, 445546 was from Alma, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born December 6, 1893. He was the Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Rossiter of Pointe Wolf, New Brunswick. More...

Lest We Forget - Asa Gilbert Prosser - Died of Wounds 100 Years Ago Today - 09.10.1918

Lest We Forget - Asa Gilbert Prosser - Died of Wounds 100 Years Ago Today - 09.10.1918

Asa Gilbert Prosser, 709501, was from  Prosser Brook, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born April 22, 1892 at Prosser Brook, Albert County, New Brunswick. He was Son of Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Prosser, of Riverside, Albert Co., New Brunswick

Lest We Forget - Harold George Joyce - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago - TODAY - 08.28.1918

Lest We Forget - Harold George Joyce - Killed in Action 100 Years Ago - TODAY - 08.28.1918

Harold George Joyce  ,709283 was from Hopewell Cape, Albert County, New Brunswick and was born September 4, 1897. He was the son of John E. and May Joyce, of Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick. Read More...