This post is in conjunction with our December newsletter and our upcoming June 2016 symposium on Nova Scotia Communities in the FirstÂ World War.
First World War
It is well known that individuals trained at Fort Edward during the First World War but did you knowÂ that not all these soldiers survived to fight in Europe? Here is some information on some of thoseÂ individuals.
February 15, 1917 -Â Private Levi Williams, age 20, of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, died of unknownÂ causes. He was a member of the 1st Newfoundland RegimentÂ and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.
February 13,1918 -Â Private Frank Lingard Hunt, age 36, born inÂ St. George, Cheshire, England, died of pneumonia in theÂ Military Hospital. Hunt had immigrated to the United StatesÂ before the war with his wife and child, settling in New HavenÂ Connecticut. Shortly before he enlisted in the BritishÂ Expeditionary Force, Huntâ€™s wife and child returned to England.Â Frank Hunt was the first in the ranks of the B.E. F. to dieÂ following its relocation from Halifax to Windsor. He was buriedÂ in St. Johnâ€™s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Spanish Influenza – October 1918
In October of 1918 Windsor was visited by the SpanishÂ Influenza. It took many lives amongst the civilian populationÂ along with several soldiers, killing 9 recruits of the B.E.F. in sixÂ weeks. The deaths as they were listed in the Hants Journal ofÂ that year:
October 1 – Private A. Abraham Aronovitch, age 29, of Montreal died. His body was shipped toÂ Montreal for burial.
October 1 – Private Frank Kidd, age 35, born in Westham, London, England died. He was buried inÂ Maplewood Cemetery.
October 4 – Private Cecil Lewis, age 19, a native of Barbados, died in Payzant Memorial Hospital. He isÂ buried at Maplewood Cemetery.
October 15 – John D. Galway, a native of Ireland, died. He is buried in St. Johnâ€™s Roman CatholicÂ Cemetery.
October 19 – Private William Richardson died at the Military Hospital,age 33. He was fromÂ Jacksonville, Florida. He was buried at Maplewood Cemetery.
October 26 – Edwin Hartley Aubrey (Albury), age 18, a native of Nassau, British West Indies,Â succumbed to the Flu. He is buried in St. Johnâ€™s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
October 26 – Vivian Ashley Dodd, age 20, a native of Australia, who had resided in Stockton,Â California, died on October 29. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in the Strangers lot.
October 21 – Thomas Hope died and is buried in the Strangers lot, Maplewood Cemetery.
November 18 – James Smith, of Vancouver, died. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery. His death isÂ the last recorded at Fort Edward during World War One.