About This Website

Unidentified soldiers in Italy.
PANB John Hatt fonds: P543-3.

Welcome! This website is the main project of an Honours History class at the University of New Brunswick, called “Understanding the Virtual Past: Making History Digital” (HIST 5554).  The intent of this website is to provide access to a collection of images of the Carleton and York Regiment from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, in a way that best enables you, the visitor, to connect to and engage with the material.  In addition, various themes are addressed through the use of different images and maps.  My desire was to foster a spatial

Montecchio Canadian War Cemetery

connection between the young individuals who enlisted (mostly) from New Brunswick and the often remote battlefields in Italy on which they risked their lives, as well as a temporal link between the young soldiers of the 1940s and the veterans of today.  Additionally, I wanted to personalize the Regiment, as too often historical discourse focuses entirely on the strategic and tactical aspects of warfare, ignoring the people who actually fight.  Thanks to the benefits of modern technology, however, you are able and encouraged to browse through the website in any manner you wish.  There is no start and no end.  To navigate this website, click on the tabs at the top or bottom of any page to get more general information or to view the map.  Click on the category links on the right side to browse through all images relating to that specific category, or click on the quick links to view a specific collection of images.

Veterans at the 60th and final reunion, 2005.
PANB Carleton and York Veterans' Association: MC1325/MS23/35.

I owe many thanks to several people who were integral to the creation of this website.  To Julia Thompson for all of her assistance at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, to Geoffrey Allen for his help with metadata, to Jen Whitney for her support with wordpress, and finally to Dr. Sasha Mullally for her overall guidance with this assignment.  Thank you!

Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.

4 responses to “About This Website

  • Aurèle Theriault

    Ihave read the history of the regiment, and I know a veteran name Edmond Chiasson from Lamèque , NB. He is a very interesting fellowand I salute him.

  • Aurèle Theriault

    Hi there . I am from the Tracadie , NB area, and a neighbor of ours was
    with the Carlton and York . He did Italy and this started my interest in that conflict . And WW 11 in general. My father tried to enlist but he was told he had flat feet. Quite a few were from the Tracadie area and some were killed. Mom had a brother who served in Scotland as a wood cutter. He was not too proud of his time , but he had to obey.I’ve read the history of the Regiment. Quite a few were from the North Shore. A veteran I know was wounded three ( 3 ) times in Italy . He is still alive. His name is Edmond Chiasson. I call him M. le Vétéran. He is from the Lamèque area.
    Their history should be taught in school more often.I did two years in the Militia in Toronto in 1963 on, but my back gave out and I had to quit.
    Anyway thanks fot reading me.
    And I’ve got quite a few history books on ww 1 and ww2.
    Yours truly.
    Aurèle Theriault

  • James Campbell

    My uncle, Peter Campbell, was a Sergeant Major with the Carleton & York Regiment in Italy and was part of the liberation force of Holland. Uncle Pete was quite a guy!

    James Campbell

  • John Stymiest

    Hello I’m on my way to the Moro river Cemetery, John Stymiest, son of a vet of the C&Y’s thanks for starting the web site

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