World War I Project – November

With Remembrance Day occurring this month, we have a special video from Tim Reed to honour the 112th Regiment who were based in Windsor and spent many months training at Fort Edward before going overseas. The Flags of the 112th still hang in Christ Church in Windsor. They were honored at a special service in June 2016.

Please enjoy watching this video and remember the men of our 112th Regiment.


The West Hants Historical Society is saluting our local soldiers who died in World War 1.  One hundred years ago this month, the following men died in the service of their country:

Bissett, William Alfred

Regimental No.       295

Gunner William Alfred Bissett was born in Newport Station on June 28, 1890. He was assigned to the Canadian Garrison Artillery Battalion. He became ill and died in Windsor on November 23, 1916. His next of kin was his Mother, Mrs. H.F. Bissett residing in Windsor. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

Foster, William Gore

Regimental No.       Officer

Lt William Gore Foster was born in Dartmouth on February 5, 1880. He was working as a Lawyer. He volunteered for service in Windsor on July 13, 1916. He was commissioned as an officer with the 112th Battalion based in Windsor. He later transferred to the 44th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on November 18, 1916. His next of kin was his Wife, Christina Foster residing in Dartmouth. He is buried in Adanac Cemetery in France.

Haley, Edward Stewart

Regimental No.       84001

Sgt. Edward Stewart Haley was born in Windsor on September 5, 1882. He was working as a Weaver. He volunteered for service in Halifax on June 12, 1915 and was assigned to the 13th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on November 15, 1916. His next of kin was his Mother, Mrs. Benjamin Haley residing in Windsor. He is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

MacGregor, George Everitt

Regimental No.       Officer

Lt.  George Everett MacGregor was born in Hantsport on May 10, 1893. He was working as a Banker. He volunteered for service in Windsor on December 10, 1915 and was assigned to the 87th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on November 18, 1916. His next of kin was his Father, P.S. MacGregor residing in Hantsport. His Name is remembered at Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Smith, Joseph Elias

Regimental No.       1039127

LCpl Joseph Elias Smith was born in Windsor on March 7, 1873. He was working as a Railroad worker. He volunteered for service in Windsor on June 21, 1916 and was assigned to the 239th Canadian Railway Troops Battalion. He became seriously ill and died in Windsor on November 18, 1916. His next of kin was his Wife, Charlotte Smith residing in Vancouver. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

The West Hants Historical Society is a non-profit organization based in Windsor, NS and serving the Avon area. The WHHS has been in operation since 1973, and operates a Museum, genealogy department and the national historic site of Fort Edward in Windsor, NS.