In the last edition of The Mayflower, the North Novies’ regimental newsletter, Pte. Hayter is described as “certainly one of the boys”.
Category: North Novie of the Week
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.
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.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Francis N. Cooke
It was while fighting overseas in France and The Netherlands that Pte. Cooke was wounded, yet he persevered bravely with the rest of his unit.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. William A. Grant
Although he was only 15 at the time, Pte. Grant felt compelled to fight and was able to lie about his age and join up in 1939. In 1941, Pte. Grant sailed to England as one of the 'original' North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
North Novie of the Week: Captain Stephen Stanley Bird
Captain Bird was born on April 18th 1920, to Will R. Bird and Ethel M. Bird. He was named Stephen after his father's brother who had been killed in action during WW1.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Allan Wardrope
Pte. Wardrope enlisted into the Canadian Armed Forces when he was 17 years old. He joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders as a part of A Company and fought valiantly during their Normandy campaign.
North Novie of the Week: Pte. Charles Doucette
Pte. Doucette served with the NNSH as part of C Company. On June 6th 1944, he fought alongside his fellow men in an attempt to defend Authie, France. When the Germans took over Authie, many men were captured.