Below are scanned images of The Mayflower, the North Novie's newspaper. This edition is from April 14th, 1946.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Russell Hayter
In the last edition of The Mayflower, the North Novies’ regimental newsletter, Pte. Hayter is described as “certainly one of the boys”.
Cumberland Soldier of the Week: Sapper James Herbert Wilson
Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Wilson became a coal miner at the age of 18. He worked hard, dangerous hours to support himself and those around him, like so many other young men from Cumberland County.
Cumberland Soldier of the Week: Elder Doug Knockwood
Doug Knockwood was born on December 11th 1929 in Springhill, N.S. He was raised in Newville Lake by his parents and grandfather. When he was 5 years old, he was forced to enrol into the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School by the Federal Government.
Cumberland Soldier of the Week: George H. Evans
George Evans was born on March 17, 1926. In 1941, he lied about his age and joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 15 as a cabin boy with the S.S. Einvik, a Norwegian ship.
Cumberland Soldier of the Week: L/Cpl. Leo Haliburton St.Peter
Leo St. Peter was born in 1900, making him just 16 years old when he enlisted into the Canadian army in 1916. He signed up with his friend Oz Brown and his older brother Henry, who covered for Leo when his age was questioned.
Cumberland Soldier of the Week: Pte. Percival Seymour
Pte. Martin was born in 1889 on East Pleasant Street. At age 26, he joined the Royal Canadian Regiment with the 106th Battalion and was sent overseas in the latter half 1915.
North Novie of the Week: Lt. Harry Ward
Lt. Ward worked as a train operator in the Springhill coal mines prior to the war, enlisting in 1939. He trained as an officer with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. James Ambrose MacDonald
Pte. MacDonald was a jeep driver with 'B' Company. As a jeep driver, Pte. MacDonald had the dangerous jobs of taking wounded soldiers off the battle field, bringing supplies to the frontlines, and carrying messages.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Albin Frank Sumara
Pte. Sumara was born on May 4th 1918 in Joggins, NS. Before the war, he worked as a miner. He enlisted into the Canadian Armed Forces in 1940, following in his late uncle's footsteps.