The Program Committee is pleased to announce the following presentation for the York Sunbury Historical Society. Presentations take place at 7:30pm in the basement of Government House (51 Woodstock Road). A reception follows the presentation and are free and open to the public.
Speaker: Brent Wilson
Topic: “Sharing Our History”
Date: 21 April 2016
This month’s program will follow the Annual General Meeting. Brent Wilson will speak about Fredericton and the Great War. Once the program is over, we will invite audience members to to share their stories and artifacts of family members who participated in the two world wars, either at home or overseas.
Brent Wilson works at the Brigadier Milton F. Gregg, VC, Centre for the Study of War and Society at The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, NB, Canada. He is Director of the Centre’s New Brunswick Military Heritage Project and Editor of the Project’s book series. He also teaches military history in UNB’s History Department.
He has conducted numerous battlefield tours in Belgium, France, Canada, and the United States with the Gregg Centre, Canadian Battlefield Foundation, Security and Defence Forum, Tactics School at the Combat Training Centre, and commercial tour groups. Recently, he assisted in the development of the New Brunswick Military History Museum at CFB Gagetown and the commemoration of the War of 1812 as a member of the New Brunswick War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee. Among his publications are Hurricane Pilot: The Wartime Letters of Warrant Officer Harry Gill, D.F.C., 1940-1943 (Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2007), and (with Lee Windsor and David Charters) Kandahar Tour: The Turning Point in Canada’s Afghan Mission (Toronto: John Wiley and Sons Canada, 2008). He is currently working on a history of the 26th New Brunswick Battalion during the Great War.