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Charlottetown honours veterans in photo exhibit

This c.1916 photograph is from the City of Charlottetown’s Dorothy Forsythe Collection and features six members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force posing with a member of the French elite mountain infantry, the Chasseurs Alpins or Mountain Hunters (centre, front). The photo includes East Royalty resident, F I Andrew, OBE, who entered the war at 17 years old in 1915 and served in some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War (front, left).
This c.1916 photograph is from the City of Charlottetown’s Dorothy Forsythe Collection and features six members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force posing with a member of the French elite mountain infantry, the Chasseurs Alpins or Mountain Hunters (centre, front). The photo includes East Royalty resident, F I Andrew, OBE, who entered the war at 17 years old in 1915 and served in some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War (front, left). - Contributed

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create a historic exhibit entitled “Picturing A City: We Remember Them,” depicting the City of Charlottetown and its citizens during the war.

All are welcome to view the display in the storefront windows the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen St. The exhibit runs until Dec. 11.

Nov. 11, 2018, marked 100 years since the armistice that caused fighting to cease in the First World War. City staff members have opened up their archival collections and chosen fascinating photos of veterans and the city during the war.

In addition, the Charlottetown fire department has provided artifacts pertaining to its members that served in the Corps of Canadian Firefighters in the Second World War.

The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum has once again provided selections from its collection of images and artifacts from the Second World War. Among the variety of items on display are photos of Charlottetown’s veterans, training areas in the city, a Second World War North Nova Scotia Highlanders uniform, cards sent home to loved ones from the front, and even a battlefield telephone.

“Picturing a City” historic photo exhibit series focuses on an aspect of Charlottetown’s history or traditions and displays materials from its archives.

The heritage staff acknowledge many individuals donated images and artifacts to make the department’s exhibits possible. These donations allow the history of the city to be shared with the public and promotes Charlottetown’s heritage.

For more information on donating photos or allowing the city’s heritage staff to scan images to be used in a future display, call 902-629-4051 or email nmunn@charlottetown.ca.

Check it out:

“Picturing A City: We Remember Them” can be found at https://charlottetownstories.wordpress.com/.

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