Wall of Honour
World War I
Irving Wilson Long

Private Irving Wilson Long

Canadian Infantry Quebec Regiment

1883-05
1916-06-27

Son of William and Mary Long of Walton's Lake Road in Clifton Royal New Brunswick

Enlisted on September 13, 1914 in Valcartier Quebec.  He served in the Canadian Infantry Quebec Regiment, 14th Battalion.  

Killed in Action on June 27, 1916.  
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

There is no grave.  His name is engraved on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres,France.  

 

Henry Clifford Merritt

Private Henry Clifford Merritt

Central Ontario Regiment

1886-03-02
1918-08-10

Born on March 2, 1886 to Edward H. and Charlotte A. Merritt, of Moss Glen in Clifton Royal, New Brunswick.  

Enlisted on December 7, 1915 in Victoria, British Columbia.  He served in the Canadian Infantry Central Ontario Regiment, 54th Battalion.  

Killed in Action on August 10, 1918.  
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Buried at Crouy British Cemetery in Crouy-sur-Somme, France.  

He was married to Gertrude E.  Merritt, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.  , England.  

 

 

World War II
James Cristie Brown

Corporal James Christie Brown

North Shore Regiment

1920-09-20
1945-02-08

Son of Thomas and Jean Brown, of Hampton, King's Co.  , New Brunswick.  

Enlisted on December 18, 1942.  Served in the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, first with the Carleton and York Regiment and then with the North Shore Regiment.  

Killed in Action on February 8, 1945.  
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Buried in the Groesback Canadian War Cemetery in Holland.  

He was wounded in action on September 18, 1944.  After recovery he chose to stay with his unit where he later died as a result of stepping on a land mine.  

Alfred Burton NCraig

Flight Sergeant Alfred Burton Craig

Royal Canadian Air Force

1920-07-26
1942-08-13

Born on July 26, 1920 to Frank and Gertrude Craig of Kingston, New Brunswick.  

Enlisted in 1939.  Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, 120th Squadron.  

Killed in Action on August 13, 1942.  
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Died when his plane was shot down while doing patrols over Ireland.  

There is no known grave.  
Name is engraved on the Runneymede Air Force Memorial, Surrey, England.  

Survived by his wife Merle Kelly, of Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, whom he married on 19 December 1941.  

One month later, Flight Sergeant Craig was sent overseas and ended up based in Ireland.  On 13 August 1942, his commanders received a radio message from the S.S.  Letitia that it has been torpedoed.  Flight Sergeant Craig's aircraft took off to look for survivors and attacked a German submarine.  Brother of Helen, Edmund, and Marian.  He attended Kingston Consolidated School and Saint John High School.  

 

William Seaman Grant

Observer William Seaman Grant

Royal Canadian Air Force

1942-09-17

Born in 1915 to Nehemiah and Ruth Grant of Clifton Royal, New Brunswick.  

Enlisted in 1939.  Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, 405 Squadron as an Air Observer.  

Killed in Action on September 17, 1942.  
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Died when his plane was shot down after returning home from a raid on Essen.  

Buried at Maubeuge-center Cemetery in France.  

Survived by his fiancee Betty Gray of Saint John, New Brunswick.  

 

William Byron Holder

Private William Bryon Holder

New Brunswick Rangers

1944-09-14

Born in 1916 to Edwin M. and Gertrude Holder, of Long Reach, King's Co.  , New Brunswick.  

Enlisted in 1939.  Served in the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, New Brunswick Rangers, 10th Independent Machine Gun Company.  

Killed in Action on September 14, 1944
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Buried in the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery in Adegem, Holland

William's two brothers Don and Fred also served.  Don Served in the Infantry and Fred served in the Navy.  

 

Harrie Laurie Hundley

Corporal Harrie Laurie Hundley

New Brunswick Rangers

1911-04-15
1940-04-29

Born on April 15, 1911 in England.  Came to Canada under the youth program known as "Home Children".  

Served in the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps with the New Brunswick Rangers.  

Died on April 29,1940
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Buried in Erb's Cove Cemetery in Kingston, New Brunswick

Married to Staneta Morrell.  

 

William Jpseph Haslett

Corporal William Joseph Haslett

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corp.  

1944-08-27

Born in 1902 to William Joseph and Sarah Jane Haslett, of White Mills, in Clifton Royal, New Brunswick.  

Enlisted in 1939.  Served in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, 14th Field Ambulance as a driver.  

Dies August 27, 1944
Listed as Commonwealth War Dead.  

Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England

Survived by his wife Ethel Mae Haslett and four children, James, William Jr.  , Gordon And Wanda

 

In Service of Canada
Donald Newstead

Donald Newstead

2011-03-18

NEWSTEAD Donald K, of Summerville, NB, Husband of G.  Joyce (Short), passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Bobby’s Hope House in Saint John, NB.  Born on April 2, 1932 in Arcola, Saskatchewan.  After retiring from the military Don trained and worked as a carpenter then worked many years as a land surveyor for Murdock Lingley Land Surveyors, until his retirement in 1995.  Don served with the Royal Canadian Army (RCHA) from 1949 to 1971.  Postings outside Canada included Korea, Indo China, Vietnam and twice in Germany.  Special Duty Service in Canada included the 1970 FLQ Crisis.  

Gordon Rathburn

Gordon Rathburn

Born in Woodstock, NB in 1922, he was the son of the late Hazen and Jeannette (Hatton) Rathburn. He served in The Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada. Gordon was stationed in Moose Jaw, SK and Whitehorse YT from 1943-1946.


Prior to this, in 1939 he was in the Non Permanent Active Militia of Canada 89 K Battery RCA and 2nd Carleton York Regt, both in Woodstock, NB. He later reenlisted in ARC Regular force in 1952 and was stationed in Ontario. Gordon passed away in 2009.

Christopher Saunders

LT(N) Christopher Saunders

HMCS Chicoutimi

2004-10-04

Lieutenant (Navy) Chris Saunders was the son of Hugh (Trish) Saunders and Debbie (Stuart) Sullivan.  Husband of Gwendolyn Ethel (nee Patterson) Saunders and father of Ben Saunders (age 2 years) and Luke Saunders (age 7 weeks).  Son in-law of Reg and Sherald Patterson.  Lt.  Saunders attended Kennebacasis Valley High School outside of Saint John, New Brunswick.  Lt.  Saunders graduated with honours in 1990, later entering the Armed Forces on a full military scholarship.  He was a Combat Systems Engineer on board HMCS CHICOUTIMI.  

Buried in Berwick Cemetery; Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Waldo Wells

Waldo Earl Wells

He passed away on 13th of June 1994

Regiment-RCASC
Unit-Transport (1st Field Ambulance)


Buried-All Saints Church Cemetery, Clifton Royal, Kings County, NB


Wife-Helen Joyce, Daughters-Bonnie Lee, Hollie Elizabeth, Nancie Jane and Son Kelly David


Regular Force - 09 July 1951 to 28 September 1972 (Canada, Far East, Central Europe & Middle East)

Theatre of Operations ( Korea )- 03 March 1953 to 31 October 1953

Special Duty Area ( Korea )- 01 November 1953 to 27 March 1954

Special Duty Area ( Egypt )-24 September 1960 to 17 August 1961

 

 

 

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Bob Cochran