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"Mark Our Place"
New Brunswick Museum

Gram never seemed to tire of looking through her albums of photos, the chocolate boxes of newspaper clippings and the letters that were yellowed with age. She referred to these hours as her trip down memory lane. Through virtual exhibits on the web, the trips down memory lane can now be shared and enjoyed by thousands.        

The virtual exhibit "Mark Our Place": images and memoirs of New Brunswickers in wartime, was produced by the Archives & Research Library of the New Brunswick Museum and is on their website at as well as the Archives Canada portal It consists of approximately 800 images, including both photographs and archival documents, depicting the many faces of war, from the South African War to the end of World War II.

It includes the experiences of those on the front lines, on the home front and the impact and customs of war.

The exhibit has a searchable database or one can just browse the images.
Many images have additional biographical information, and related images, to make the experience more meaningful.
Charles Murray Lawson's last letter home to Mrs. Lawson, Saint John, New Brunswick was written on 21 November 1915 in which he advises her to not go to a lot of expense sending him things for Christmas.
William MacIntosh received several letters from his nephew, Frederick (Dick) D. Malcolm. 
Donald LeRoy Urquhart, who was born in 1923, son of Angus Bertram Urquhart and Margaret Isabelle Currie of Taymouth, New Brunswick sent Mother's Day greeting in 1943. He was one of the casualties when the H.M.C.S. "St. Croix", a Town Class Destroyer, was torpedoed on September 20, 1943 in the North Atlantic.

Certificate of Service for Herbert Habeeb, Royal Canadian Air Force was dated 15 June 1945. Herbert was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick on 11 August 1917, son of Nicholas Habeeb and Nabeeha Debs.
Margaret (Billie) Powys Warner Taylor is shown in her Red Cross Uniform.
There is a photo of Dr. ( Bunker ) Murphy and Nurses of Howe's Lake Military Hospital, Sandy Point Road, Saint John, New Brunswick in1942.
There are 4 audio clips of letters - 3 penned by soldiers, two in French, by W.A.. Baudelet  to the Murdoch family in Saint John and another letter written to Dr. William MacIntosh by Doug Holman on July 4th, 1916, during the 3rd Battle of Ypres. The fourth letter was written in 1926 by Minnie M. Miller to her former teacher's sister, Jessie I. Lawson, with kind words in memory of her brother Charles M. Lawson and a description of his gravesite at Bailleul. This letter expresses the emotion felt by Minnie Miller, on visiting the grave site in France, where her              former teacher is buried. She had never met his sister, but felt compelled to write her a letter, after being so emotionally moved.
Under "educational resources", there are links to related websites, and also online puzzles; the exhibit is completely bilingual.
This topic for the virtual exhibit was chosen, as it coincides with the Year of the Veteran, and also complements a travelling exhibit being produced by the New Brunswick Museum "Ordinary People in Extraordinary Conflict: New Brunswickers at War 1914-1946" which will be opening on September 29th.
The New Brunswick Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Program, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives, in making this virtual exhibit possible, and giving the museum the opportunity to make our nation's documentary heritage accessible to all Canadians and people around the globe.
"Mark Our Place" brings to us the memories of war at home and abroad as well as the experiences in fields where the poppies now blow between the crosses, row on row.

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