Upcoming Presentation in Tryon

pietervalkenburg with papers Sarah MacMillan CBC

Pieter among some of his research papers. (Photo credit: Sarah MacMillan/CBC)

October 6, 2018.  The 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 is approaching.  As we get closer to November 11, it’s a chance to remember those who have served our country.  On Friday, November 2, 2018, at 7 pm, South Shore United Church and Tryon & Area Historical Society are co-hosting a presentation by Pieter Valkenburg about the Cenotaph Research Project at South Shore United Church in Tryon.

For those with hearing loss, South Shore United Church is equipped with a hearing loop.  If you have never experienced the clarity of sound from a hearing loop, this is your opportunity to come and try it out.

Below, please see poster about the event, and a list of soldiers whose photos Pieter is still looking for.  Can you help him put a face to these names???

Poster Cenotaph Research Project SSUC Nov 2 2018

Names still without faces from WWI:

  • James CAIRNS, born in Kinkora
  • Leigh Hunt CAMERON, born in Albany
  • James Lymon CAMERON, born in Victoria
  • William Galen CAMPBELL, born in Wellington
  • Bazil CORMIER, born in Tignish
  • Joseph Arthur DESROCHES, born in Miscouche
  • James Graham FARROW, born in Argyle Shore
  • Charles LOWTHER, born in North Carleton
  • Arthur Clinton ROBINSON, born in Tryon
  • Harry ROBINSON, born in Augustine Cove

Names still without faces from WWII:

  • Leonard Stephen AVERY, born in Bedeque
  • John Daniel FERGUSON, born in Borden
  • Ernest Ramey GALLANT, born in Borden
  • James JEFFERY, born in Bayfield, New Brunswick

The Cenotaph also lists an F. ARSENAULT.  No information at all has been found for someone of this name from this area.

Faces To Graves Project In The Netherlands:

As a separate project, Pieter is helping researchers in The Netherlands who are looking for photos and information on Canadian soldiers buried in The Netherlands.  If you have a relative with a grave in The Netherlands and would like to participate, you can email your photos and info to Pieter at dariadv@yahoo.ca and he will forward the information on your behalf.  Or you can drop off your photos at the event, and after being scanned they will be returned to you.

© Daria Valkenburg

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