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Second World War honour roll

The following biographies and photos of University of New Brunswick alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War were taken (all text verbatim) from the Book of Remembrance, which is on display in a glass case in the lobby of the Alumni Memorial Building on the Fredericton campus.

The UNB Associated Alumni has established this website to put faces to the names of the 47 UNB alumni who gave their lives during the Second World War.

Lieut.-Colonel Charles R. Townsend, Class of '20

Charles R. TownsendCharles Townsend came to U.N.B. in 1912, but in 1914 interrupted his University course to enlist in the Canadian Army. While serving in France and Belgium he was badly wounded in action and decorated for bravery. Upon demobilization he returned to the University to complete his studies in Forestry, graduating in 1920. He practised his profession first at Grand Mere and later at Anticosti Island, Three Rivers, and Montreal. Following the outbreak of the Second World War he enlisted, joined the Canadian Forestry Corps on its organization, and proceeded overseas. While serving with the Corps in Scotland he was Assistant Director of timber operations, and in September of 1942 was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in charge of transport. Shortly after this he became ill and while en route to Canada died on board ship and was buried at sea.

Captain Walter W.V. Foster, Class of '29

Walter W.V. FosterThe son of Senator and Mrs. Walter E. Foster, Rothesay, Walter Foster graduated from Rothesay Collegiate School in 1925, from the University of New Brunswick with honors in economics and philosophy in 1929 and from Dalhousie University in 1932. In extra-curricular activities at U.N.B. he was also outstanding: he played football, basketball and tennis; he was president of the Student’s Union, second in command of the C.O.T.C., leader of the debating team and the valedictorian of his class. Walter Foster started to practice law in 1932 and in 1935 was the youngest member elected to the Legislature. He was called to active service in 1940 and was with the 1st Divisional Artillery in Sicily and Italy and later he served with 3rd Divisional Artillery. Captain Foster died in a military hospital in England on May 10, 1944.

Major Ralph H. Daughney, D.S.O, Class of '30

Ralph H. DaughneyThe son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Daughney, Dalhousie Junction, N.B., Ralph graduated in forestry in 1930. As an undergraduate he was active in the corporate life of the students at a time when extra-curricular accomplishments were many and varied. In 1937 Catherine C. Jones ’30 and he were married; there were two sons: Charles and Edward, both of the class of ’61. In September, 1940, Ralph joined the North Shore Regiment which proceeded overseas in July, 1941. Major Daughney was with his unit when they landed in Normandy on D-Day and was later awarded the D.S.O. He was killed in action at Quesnay Wood on August 10, 1944. Vernon Daughney ’34 is his younger brother.

Lieutenant James A. Trites, Class of '30

James A. TritesJames A. Trites, the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Trites, Salamanca, was the valedictorian of the class of 1930. A scholarship student who was graduated with honors in economics and philosophy, he was a member of champion rugby teams of his day, president of the Dramatic Society and a member of both the students council and staff of the weekly publication. He studied political science at the University of Toronto where he earned the M.A. degree. In 1937, he resigned from the Canada Life Assurance Company to resume a career in journalism and became provincial editor of the Fredericton Gleaner. James Trites enlisted in the Carleton and York Regjment in 1940 and was on the instructional staff of the Training Centre in Fredericton. He lost his life on April 30, 1941, when a troopship, S.S. Nerissa, was torpedoed in the Atlantic.

Squadron Leader Richard L. Lee, Class of '32

Richard L. LeeDick Lee was born in Centreville, N.B., the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Jack Lee, and received his secondary education in that community. In 1928 he enrolled in Electrical Engineering at U.N.B., and for four years was prominent in various activities "Up the Hill" — he was a member of successive football and basketball teams, trained with the C. O. T. C. and was active in other campus societies. After spending summers with the R.C.A.F. at Camp Borden he completed his Officer’s Training Course and was placed on the Reserve of Officers. He entered the employ of the Howard Smith Paper Co. at Windsor Mill, P.Q. on being graduated from U.N.B. In 1937 he married Mary Neill, also a member of the class of ’32. On September 9, 1939, he took up his commission in the R.C.A.F. and served at various stations in Canada, rising to the rank of Squadron Leader. On October 2, 1943, at the age of thirty-three, he lost his life while serving with the R.C.A.F. in Newfoundland. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter.

Flying Officer R. Drury Anderson, Class of ’33

R. Drury AndersonBorn at Fredericton on February 16, 1912, the son of W. Arthur and Barbara Allen Anderson, Drury attended Fredericton schools, and was graduated from U.N.B. in 1933 with a B.A. degree. At this time he won the MacFarlane Prize for Classics. After studying Law at UN.B. and in Fredericton Law Offices, he was admitted to the Bar in 1935. For the next five years he practised in Fredericton and followed his interest in the politics of the Province. In 1940 he joined the R.C.A.F. and the following year became a Flying Officer, proceeding to active service overseas. On September 27th, 1941, when returning from a sortie over the North Sea, Drury Anderson lost his life.

Pilot Officer Donald S. MacLean, Class of '33

Donald S. MacLeanDonald S. MacLean was the son of Donald MacLean ’98 and Mrs. MacLean, Campbellton, and the brother of Edward ’29, Hugh ’34 and Mary ’42. He graduated in science in 1933. In 1940, he enlisted in the R.C.A.F., trained as an air observer and proceeded to England in April, 1941. P/O MacLean served with a bomber squadron in Malta and completed a tour of air-crew duty from a base in Egypt. He lost his life in a raid on Cologne on May 31, 1942.

Group Captain Ralph F. Davenport, Class of '34

Ralph F. DavenportRalph Frederick Davenport was born in Edmundston, N.B. on June 17, 1912 and at an early age moved to Fredericton where he received most of his formal education, graduating from U.N.B. in 1934 with the degree of B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. While at the University Ralph took part in football and showed a keen interest in sports and young people’s work. In 1935 he joined the R.C.A.F. Permanent Force, took his pilot’s course, and received his commission and wings. After serving as a Flying Instructor he took up a staff position at Air Force Headquarters at the outbreak of war, later returning to various training stations as Chief Instructor and then as Commanding Officer. He attended the R.A.F. Staff College in Britain and later helped organize the R.C.A.F. Staff College in Toronto. After having attained the rank of Group Captain, Ralph reverted to the rank of Wing Commander to return to Britain on active service. On March 11, 1945, while in command of the Iroquois Squadron of the Canadian Bomber Group, he was killed in operations over Essen, Germany. His widow, the former Marion Proctor of Belleville, Ont., and daughter Jean reside in Belleville.

Lieutenant Charles L. Stevenson, Class of ’34

Charles L. StevensonA native of Saint John and a graduate of Rothesay Collegiate School, Charles studied civil engineering at U.N.B. and graduated in 1934. In 1936 he received a master’s degree from his Alma Mater. He joined the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps from Westmount in April, 1942, and was stationed in Ottawa, Brockville, Barryfield and Debert. Lieutenant Stevenson was accidentally killed while on a field scheme on November 29, 1943.

Lieutenant Vernon E. Box, Class of '35

Vernon E. BoxVernon Box was born in Sackville, N.B., the son of Mr.and Mrs. Leonard C. Box. His family moved to Fredericton when he was a boy and he received his early education in the Fredericton schools, graduating from Fredericton High School in 1931. That fall he entered the University of New Brunswick with the Class of ’35, enrolling in the Electrical Engineering Department. While at U.N.B. he was active in the C. O. T. C., was a member of the rifle team, and took part in the activities of other undergraduate societies. He enlisted in the army in the spring of 1940 and served on the staff of the Training Centre at Fredericton. After qualifying for his commission at Brockville, he returned to training duties at Fredericton until he went overseas in April, 1944, as a Can-Loan officer with the British Army, joining the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He accompanied that unit to Normandy in mid-June, 1944, and served with it through France, Belgium, and Holland. On February 22, 1945, he was killed in action during the attack on Goch, Germany. He was married to Dorothy S. Deming of Woodstock; N.B., who is now residing in Seattle, Washington.

Flight Sergeant A. Stewart MacDonald, Class of '35

A. Stewart MacDonaldThe son of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. N. MacDonald of Sydney, N.S., Stewart graduated from Sydney Academy and entered U.N.B. with the class of ’35 to study forestry. After graduation he practised his profession in the employ of the Department of Lands and Forests of his native province until January, 1942, when he enlisted in the R.G.A.F. Flight Sergeant MacDonald was killed in air operations over Berlin on November 26, 1943. Posthumously he was awarded the operational wings.

Gunner Samuel Victor Martin, Class of '36

Samuel Victor Martin“Jock” Martin was born in Victoria, B.C., on August 18, 1909, and was educated in British Columbia and England and at McGill and the University of New Brunswick, where he studied forestry. Early in 1940, he joined the Strathcona Horse ambulance unit of the Royal Canadian Medical Corps. In 1943, he obtained a transfer to the 1st Anti-Tank Regiment, R.C.A. Serving in the 27th Battery of that unit, he took part in the invasion of Sicily and South Italy, fought at Ortona and was invalided to Malta. He was back with his regiment in time to move up to Monte Casino and on May 24, 1944, was killed near Ponte Corvo during the breaking of the Hitler Line.

Second Lieutenant N. Douglas Breen, Class of '37

N. Douglas BreenA graduate of Saint John High School, Douglas Breen was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Breen, Brookville, Saint John County. He graduated from U.N.B. in arts in 1937. As an undergraduate he was well known for his bass voice. Lieutenant Breen was on active service with the 1st Searchlight Battery of the 3rd N.B. Coast Brigade from the outbreak of war until his death in Saint John on December 4, 1939.

Pilot Officer George R. Holyoke, Class of '37

George R. HolyokeGeorge Holyoke was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland R. Holyoke. A graduate of Fredericton High School and a member of the class of 1937 at U.N.B., he joined the Royal Air Force and sailed for England in June, 1939. After training at Desford, Bicester and Grantham he was posted to No. 57 Bomber Squadron in Lossiemouth, Scotland. On September 4, 1940, Pilot Officer Holyoke flew his tenth mission, a night flight over enemy territory. Although his plane was damaged, he was able to return to his base but a crash while landing claimed his life.

Lieutenant Alleyne R. Hubbard, Class of '37

Alleyne R. HubbardAlleyne Hubbard, the brother of Marion ’39, and Frederick ’43, was born at Burton, N.B., on June 15, 1915, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. W. Hubbard. He graduated from Rothesay Collegiate School and entered U.N.B. in September 1933. He graduated in forestry in 1937 and accepted a position with the Anglo-Newfoundland Develop-ment Company. In 1939, Alleyne went overseas with the Newfoundland Forestry Corps, later transferring to the Canadian Forestry Corps. He was killed in action at Nijmegen, Holland, on November 20, 1944.

Flight Lieutenant William C. Jackson, Class of '37

William C. JacksonWilliam Jackson was born in Woodstock, the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Jackson, but grew up in Debec and Perth. He graduated from Perth High School in 1933 and from U.N.B., in Science, in 1937. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in December, 1940, received his wings at Prince Albert and was commissioned in 1943. He served with the Coastal Patrol at Halifax, in Newfoundland and Iceland. On April 3, 1945, his aircraft did not return from a U-boat patrol and (on October 23) F/L Jackson was officially presumed dead.

Pilot Officer Ernest N. Moore, Class of '37

Ernest N. MooreErnest N. Moore joined the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 15, 1942. He trained in Canada and received his air bomber wings at St. John, Que., on October 9. Later the same month he proceeded overseas and upon arrival in England was attached to Bomber Squadron 427. On the evening of May 4, 1943, his aircraft set out for Dortmund, Germany; the mission was successfully completed but on the way back in the early hours of May 5 the plane was shot down. Pilot Officer Moore was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Moore, Moncton, and a member of the class of 1937 at U.N.B. He was the younger brother of Prof. J. Harry Moore ’33 and the older brother of Dr. Gerald Moore ’45.

Flight Lieutenant A. Gordon Rawland, Class of '37

A. Gordon RawlandFrom the City of Quebec, Gordon Rawland came to U.N.B. to study civil engineering. He was graduated in 1937. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in March, 1940, and following a course in navigation at Trenton, he served as an instructor at Edmonton, Portage la Prairie, Toronto and Summerside. He proceeded overseas in April, 1944, and was posted to West Africa for six months and then to Scot-land. F/L Rawland was reported missing on March 15, 1945.

Pilot Officer H. Kenneth Corbett, Class of '38

H. Kenneth CorbettKenneth Corbett, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Corbett, Barker’s Point, N.B., graduated from Fredericton High School in ’34 and from U.N.B. in civil engineering in 1938. He was judged the best all round athlete in the University for his participation in football, basketball, boxing, track and field and hockey and awarded the Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor medal. Kenneth Corbett joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1938. He trained at Camp Borden and Trenton and was on a navigational training flight when his plane crashed on October 19, 1939, 65 miles north of Kingston, Ont.

Flight Sergeant Walter V. Donahue, Class of '38

Walter V. DonahueWalter Donahue was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Donahue, McAdam, N.B. Born in 1915, he was a graduate of McAdam High School and the Provincial Normal School. At U.N.B. he was a member of the class of 1938. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. on February 26, 1941, and trained at Victoriaville, Chatham, Mountain View Air School in Belleville, where he received his observer wing, and Pennfield. On March 13, 1942, Flight Sergeant Donahue proceeded overseas. He trained at the Advanced Flying School at Penrhos, Wales and was then transferred to No. 24 Operational Training Unit, Honeybourne. On July 31, 1942, Flight Sergeant Donahue lost his life when his Whitley bomber failed to return from an operational mission over enemy territory. His grave is one of those in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Cleves, Germany. A U.N.B. entrance scholarship in memory of Walter Donahue was established by his mother.

Pilot Officer Laurence A. Clements, Class of '39

Laurence A. ClementsA graduate in Electrical Engineering, class of 1939, Pilot Officer Clements was killed when his Oxford bomber crashed near Trenton, Ontario on November 29, 1939. Laurence Clements was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. M. Clements, of North Devon, and the younger brother of Cedric S. Clements ’37. At U.N.B. he played rugby, held a commission in the C. O. T. C., served on the staff of The Brunswickan and was an active member of the Engineering Society and Drama Society. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force immediately after graduation.

Sub-Lieutenant Haddow F. Baird, Class of '40

Haddow F. BairdOn November 24, 1944, H.M.C.S. Shawinigan was lost in the Atlantic without a single survivor. One of the ship’s officers was Sub-Lieutenant Haddow F. Baird. Haddow entered U.N.B. in 1937 from Belleville, Ont., and graduated in forestry in 1940. He left his position with Ontario Paper Company at Heron Bay on October 5, 1942, to enlist at Port Arthur in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He trained at H.M.C.S. Naden, H.M.C.S. Cornwallis and H.M.C.S. King’s. Haddow was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred B. Baird.

Lieutenant Ralph M. Lawrence, Class of '40

Ralph M. LawrenceThe son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Lawrence, Nashwaaksis, Ralph Lawrence graduated from Fredericton High School and entered U.N.B. with the class of 1940. He transferred to the Royal Military College, Kingston, where he was an honors student. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1939, trained at Halifax and was chosen to go to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, where he distinguished himself by winning the King’s Dirk. He was seriously wounded while serving in the flagship, H.M.S. Nelson. When the destroyer, H.M.C.S. Athabaskan, was being built he was appointed First Lieutenant and when this gallant ship was sunk by the enemy in the English Channel on April 29, 1944, Lieutenant Lawrence was one of the casualties.

Lieutenant Richard B. Logie, Class of '40

Richard B. LogieRichard Logie was born in Toronto on August 12, 1919, the son of E. Roy Logie ’08 and Mrs. Logie. He was the younger brother of William Logie ’38. He was graduated from the Collegiate Institute in Belleville, Ontario, and from this University in civil engineering in 1940. As an undergraduate he played football and hockey on the varsity teams. In November, 1940, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers and went overseas in December, 1941. Lieutenant Logie was killed in action in Europe on December 17, 1944.

Pilot Officer John A. Watson, Class of '40

John A. WatsonThe son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Watson, Fredericton, and brother of Rebecca ’41 and Harry ’48, John Watson was graduated in Arts in 1940. He was a member of the varsity football team for four years and an accomplished baritone soloist. John enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on September 2, 1940. Overseas he was attached to the Royal Air Force. On October 27, 1941, Pilot Officer Watson was killed in action. At the time of his death, his aircraft was returning from operations.

Lieutenant Steadman B. Henderson, Class of '41

Steadman B. HendersonThis officer died of wounds in Italy on August 31, 1944. He was serving with the 5th Canadian Armoured Regiment and was in action when the Gothic Line was broken. The son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Henderson and a graduate of Moncton High School, Steadman Henderson entered the science faculty of U.N.B. in 1937 and graduated in 1941. He was commissioned in the C.O.T.C. and immediately upon graduation joined the 8th Princess Louise New Brunswick Hussars. He proceeded overseas in October 1941 and to Italy in 1943.

Sergeant Murray McLaren Keswick, Class of '41

Murray McLaren KeswickMurray McLaren Keswick, son of Isobel and John J. Keswick, was born at Fort Kent, Maine, on October 26, 1918. Educated at Hartland High School and Carleton County Vocational School, he entered U.N.B. with the class of 1941. Murray was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on June 12, 1940, qualified as Air Observer Navigator, Air Observer Armament and Air Observer Astro-Navigator and was posted to No. 149 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. He was reported missing September 7, 1941 and buried in the War Cemetery at Cleves, Germany. Murray Keswick was the younger brother of Robert J. Keswick ’37.

Sergeant Albert A. Miller, Class of '41

Albert A. MillerAlbert Miller was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Miller, Campbellton. At U.N.B., he was a member of the class of 1941. He enlisted, however, in September, 1940, before he finished his course. Albert trained with the Royal Canadian Air Force at Uplands where he earned his wings. He was posted overseas in September 1941, and on May 20, 1942, he was reported missing; his aircraft not returning from a sortie over occupied France.

Flying Officer George W. Ritchie, Class of '41

George W. RitchieGeorge Ritchie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Moncton on November 16, 1940. A year later, after training in Canada, he proceeded overseas. While serving in the United Kingdom he was commissioned Pilot Officer (December 8, 1942) and promoted to Flying Officer (June 8, 1943). At the time of his death in a flying accident on August 26, 1943, Flying Officer Ritchie was attached to No. 519 Squadron. The son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. S. Ritchie, Campbellton, George studied science at U.N.B. and was a member of the class of 1941. He was awarded the Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor medal for the best all-round athlete at the University.

Flight Sergeant R. Reginald Stewart, Class of '41

R. Reginald StewartRobert Reginald Stewart, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Stewart, Coles Island, N.B., was a graduate of the Coles Island Super-ior School. He entered U.N.B. with the class of ’41 and studied civil engineering for three years until he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. His training was taken at Brandon, Saskatoon, Rivers and Macdonald where, in June, 1941, he received his wing as an air observer. He went overseas in July of the same year. On August 1, 1942, Flight Sergeant Stewart was listed as missing after air operations over Dusseldorf.

Sergeant Pilot John A. Bissett, Class of '42

John A. BissettBorn at Campbellton on September 24, 1918, and a graduate of Campbellton High School, Jack Bissett came to U.N.B. in 1938. After only a year Up the Hill he enlisted, in October 1939, in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He trained in Canada, proceeded overseas in June, 1941, and was attached to No. 10 Bomber Squadron, as a pilot. His operational flights included Dunkerque, Bremen, Wilhelmshaven and Hamburg. On February 26, 1942, during a mission to Kiel, Germany he was reported missing and later officially presumed dead.

Sergeant Pilot Winston E. Hovey, Class of '42

Winston E. HoveyThe son of Mr. and Mrs. Dow C. Hovey, Winston was a native of Ludlow, N.B. He was educated there and at Acadia University before he came to U.N.B. in 1939 to join the class of 1942. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on November 7, 1940, received his wings at Dauphin, Manitoba, on August 8, 1941 and left the same month for England. He was reported missing in action on November 27, 1941. Later his parents were advised that posthumously Sergeant Pilot Hovey had been awarded the operational wings in recognition of his gallant service against the enemy.

Flight Sergeant Arthur C. McLenahan, Class of '42

Arthur C. McLenahanArthur C. McLenahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. McLenahan, Fredericton, was preceded “up the hill” by four older brothers: John ’28, Albert ’31, Edward ’34 and Charles ’40. After completing three years of the forestry course, during which he excelled on the varsity football team, Arthur enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in May, 1941. Subsequently he received his pilot’s licence and in May, 1942, proceeded overseas. In 1943, Flight Sergeant McLenahan volunteered for service in the Mediterranean theatre of war and on August 23, 1943, he was shot down over Sicily. His grave is in the Canadian cemetery at Ortona, Italy. On October 8, 1946, his family was advised that in recognition of gallant service against the enemy Flight Sergeant McLenahan had posthumously been awarded his operational wings.

Lieutenant Donald W. Moffett, Class of '42

Donald W. MoffettDonald Moffett was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stirling Moffett, Sussex, N.B. He entered U.N.B. with the class of 1942 but before he completed his course he enlisted in the Canadian Army, in July 1941. He was posted to the Training Centre in Fredericton in November 1941, to Camp Utopia in September, 1942, and overseas in December of the same year. He served with both the Carleton and York regiment and the Cape Breton Highlanders. He joined the former in Italy in February, 1944, and was killed in action on May 22 while leading a patrol into the Hitler Line.

Sergeant-Navigator J. Graham Rogers, Class of '42

J. Graham RogersA native of Campbellton, Graham Rogers entered U.N.B. with the class of 1942. A well known tennis player, Graham was active in extra-curricular activities until he interrupted his course, in 1940, to enlist in the R.C.A.F. He was sent to Regina for initial training, to Edmonton for navigation and to Mossbank; Sask., for bombing and gunnery. The following year brought an overseas assignment and a transfer to 144 Squadron of the R.A.F. at Luffenham. After two months intensive training Graham was posted to operational flights over the continent. On the night of July 31, 1941, Sergeant Rogers was the navigator of one of 35 planes which did not return from a mission to Cologne. He was buried near Cambrai.

Lieutenant Harry P. Saunders, Class of '42

Harry P. SaundersThe son of Mr. H. P. Saunders ’08 and Mrs. Saunders, Harry was born in Calgary and received his early education in that City. He came to U.N.B. in September, 1938, joining his brother Bill ’41, and during the succeeding four years was active in many of the student activities-interclass athletics, C.O.T.C., S.R.C., Forestry Association (of which he was President during his senior year) and other Campus organizations. Following his graduation Harry married Shirley Pugh, also of the Class of ’42. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Artillery and trained at Brockville before proceeding overseas. After serving in France, Belgium and Germany, he was wounded in Holland and died shortly after, on February 16, 1945.

Flying Officer Stuart M. Connacher, Class of '43

Stuart M. ConnacherStuart Connacher was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Connacher of Dalhousie and a graduate of Campbellton High School. He was a member of the forestry class of 1943 and an outstanding athlete — it is believed that he is the only freshman who ever won the Sir Frederick Williams-Taylor medal for the best all round athlete at the University. He enlisted at the end of his sophomore year in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He earned his wings and commission and became a Spitfire pilot. F /0 Connacher was last seen ten miles west of Boulogne on February 16, 1943.

Sergeant Pilot Winslow D. Gilbert, Class of '43

Winslow D. GilbertWinslow Gilbert was born at Douglas, N.B., on October 9, 1920, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gilbert. He was graduated from Fredericton High School and came Up the Hill with the class of 1943. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at Moncton on June 21, 1940, upon the completion of his freshman year. On July 21, 1941, Sergeant Pilot Gilbert was killed when his low flying Spitfire crashed at Shripney, near Barnham, Sussex, England.

Sergeant Pilot Ivan R. Trafford, Class of '43

Ivan R. TraffordThe son of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Trafford, Florenceville, N.B., Ivan was born on April 11, 1921. A graduate of Florenceville High School, he attended summer school at U.N.B. in 1939 and then joined the class of 1943 to study forestry. He enlisted in June, 1940, in the Royal Canadian Engineers but transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force in October of the same year. His death on active service overseas was reported on November 11, 1941.

Flying Officer I. J. Vincent Wallace, Class of '43

I. J. Vincent WallaceVincent Wallace was a native of Edmundston and a graduate of the local high school. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace he ’entered U.N.B. in the fall of 1939 and was one of the foresters in the class of ’43. He left the University in 1941 to enlist in the R.C.A.F. After receiving his pilot’s wings a year later, he flew Hurricanes out of Dartmouth and Goose Bay. Overseas he was attached to No. 438 Squadron and had completed 56 operational sorties. On the afternoon of January 23, 1945, while flying a Typhoon and dive-bombing a target in Holland he lost his life when his aircraft was hit by enemy fire.

Sergeant Harold R. Hatfield, Class of '44

Harold R. HatfieldHarold Hatfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Hatfield, Fredericton, was a graduate of Fredericton High School and an active member of the Community Y. At U.N.B. he was a member of the class of 1944 but he interrupted his studies to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He trained in Canada, became a wireless air gunner and pro-ceeded overseas in August 1941. On March 13, 1942, the Air Ministry reported that his aircraft did not return from air operations.

Pilot Officer Frank A. Milbury, Class of '44

Frank A. MilburyThe younger brother of John Milbury ’41, Frank was born on September 21, 1921, at Wicklow, N.B., the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Milbury. He graduated from Fredericton High School in 1939 and started the electrical engineering course at U.N.B. with the class of 1944. After completing his freshman year he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and in 1942 graduated as a pilot. He served with the Ferry Command of the Royal Air Force on both the North Atlantic and South Atlantic routes. He died on May 20, 1943, when his plane crashed at Georgetown, British Guiana.

Flying Officer Donald F. G. Parker, Class of '44

Donald F. G. ParkerDonald Parker had completed the first year of the electrical engineering course at U.N.B. with the class of 1944 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in August, 1941. He received his wings at Moncton, in July, 1942, and a month later was serving over-seas. He completed 18 operations over Germany and France, took part in the African campaign and the invasion of Sicily. For gallantry in the Mediterranean theatre of war, he was awarded the D.F.M. At the time of his death in 1943 he was with No. 424 Squadron. Flying Officer Parker was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Parker, Dalhousie, N .B., and a graduate of Dalhousie High School.

Pilot Officer James L. Richards, Class of '44

James L. RichardsJames Richards was in the second year of the electrical engineering course at U.N.B., class of 1944, when in December, 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. A year later he received his wings at Dauphin, Manitoba, and in January, 1943, he proceeded over-seas. He served continuously with No. 76 Squadron, R.A.F., and at the time of his death in March, 1944, had completed 25 bombing mission. Operational wings were awarded to him posthumously. Pilot Officer Richards was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Richards, Saint John, N.B.

Lieutenant Walter E. Ross, Class of '45

Walter E. RossWalter Ross was the younger brother of Gordon Ross ’43 and the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Ross, Edmundston.

A graduate of Edmundston High School, he entered the University with the class of 1945. He held a commission in the C.O.T.C. and on May 25, 1944, while the unit was in training at Camp Sussex, an accident on the mortar range took Walter’s life.

Flying Officer John A. Stewart, Class of '45

John A. StewartJack Stewart was born in St. Stephen on October 23, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rae A. Stewart. He graduated from Fredericton High School and entered U.N.B. with the class of 1945 to study engineering. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in October, 1942, received his wings and commission at Yorkton, Saskatchewan in December, 1943. A crash at Charlottetown took his life on December 5, 1944. Jack was the brother of R. Alden Stewart ’50.

Private Leo C. Armstrong, Class of '46

Leo C. ArmstrongLeo C. Armstrong was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Armstrong, Perth, N.B. He was graduated from Perth High School and enrolled at U.N.B. with the class of 1946. After his freshman year Leo enlisted in the Canadian Army and was attached to the 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion. He landed in France on D-Day and was killed in action on August 20, 1944.