New Brunswick Museum
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
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 www.nbm-mnb.ca as well as the Archives Canada portal
www.archivescanada.ca. 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
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
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
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.
- Foley - Keefe: Can anyone provide me with documentation
as to any connection between Isabella Corscadden who was born in 1826
and died in 1900 and buried in the Corn Hill Baptist Cemetery to the
Corscadden family in Maces Bay? Her daughter Louise Marie Corscadden
was married to John Foley, the son of Patrick Foley and Margaret Keefe.
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