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Soldiers at Fort Edward.

We need your help!

The West Hants Historical Society is trying to compile a list of all the men and women from Hants County who served in World War 1 and 2. If you have relatives or friends who served in the military:

  • Please send us their names and any details you may know (rank, regiment, number, birth date & place).
  • Please tell us if you have some special information like photos, medals, post cards, or letters.
  • If your church or community center has a memorial plaque – take a photograph of the names and send it to us.

We plan to publish a book with all these names and we don’t want to leave out anyone. This includes of Hants County – from Vaughan to Shubenacadie! We would especially like to hear from some of the smaller places like Moose Brook, Noel, Milford, Rawdon, Selma, etc.

Your help would be appreciated. Send the information to research@westhantshistoricalsociety.ca  


The West Hants Historical Society is saluting our local soldiers who died in World War 1.  One hundred years ago, in January, February, and March 1917, the following men died in the service of their country:

Blackburn, McArthur

Regimental No. 733973

Pte. McArthur Blackburn was born in Newport Station on April 17, 1885. He was working as a Farmer. He volunteered for service in Kentville on January 24, 1916. He was assigned to the 112th and then transferred to the 25th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on January 4, 1917. His next of kin was his Mother, Mrs. Martha Blackburn residing in Newport Landing. He is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France .

Singer, Joseph Hines

Regimental No. 488287

Pte Joseph Hines Singer was born in Kennetcook on December 20, 1898. He was working as a Blacksmith. He volunteered for service in Halifax on March 21, 1916. He was assigned to the Composite Battalion and later transferred to the 24th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on January 12, 1917. His next of kin was his Father, Mr. N Singer residing in Kennetcook. He is buried in Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Mosher, Burton

Regimental No. 733027

Pte Burton Mosher was born in Kempt shore on December 17, 1894. He was working as a Furniture Factory Worker. He volunteered for service in Windsor on December 6, 1915. He was assigned to the 112th and later transferred to the 25th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on January 18, 1917. His next of kin was his Mother, Mrs. Arthur Burnley residing in Kempt. He is buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

DeMont, Robert Bennett

Regimental No. 222737

Pte Robert Bennett DeMont was born in St. Croix on May 18, 1898. He was working as a Farmer. He volunteered for service in Halifax on October 18, 1915 and was assigned to the 85th Battalion. He became ill and died in England on February 5, 1917. His next of kin were his Parents, Peter & Anna DeMont residing in St Croix. He is buried in Wokingham (St. Sebastian) Churchyard, Berkshire, UK.

Robertson, Ralph Murray

Regimental No. 733035

Pte Ralph Murray Robertson was born in Ardoise on December 20, 1897. He was working as a Farmer. He volunteered for service in Windsor on December 8, 1915. He was assigned to the 112th and later transferred to the 25th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on February 9, 1917. His next of kin was his Mother, Mrs. Ralph Robertson residing in Ardoise. He is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

McVicar, Donald

Regimental No. 116852

Pte Donald McVicar was born in Moose Brook on July 27, 1886. He was working as a Student. He volunteered for service in Victoria BC on May 2, 1916 and was assigned to the 47th Battalion. He was killed in action in France on March 16, 1917. His next of kin was his Mother, Mrs. E. McVicar residing in Nelson BC. His Name is remembered at Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

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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.

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