Other newsHonourary/Posthumous Call for WWI Law Students & Articled Clerks
On November 11, 2018, the world marked the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which officially ended the fighting in the Great War. Next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the official end of the First World War with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
More than 650,000 women and men from Canada and Newfoundland served in the Great War. Of those who served, more than 66,000 lost their lives and more than 172,000 were wounded. Included among the brave service men and women were law students and articled clerks who put their studies and careers on hold to serve. Had they not lost their lives in the conflict, these law students and articled clerks most likely would have been called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1919 or 1920.
The Society will hold a Honourary/Posthumous Call to the Bar in 2019 to commemorate those law students and articled clerks who made the supreme sacrifice for their country. The Credentials Committee has formed a small working group and is seeking the membership's assistance to help identify law students and articled clerks who lost their lives during the First World War.
To date, the following individuals have been identified:
LIEUTENANT NATHAN LEWIS CHIPMAN
MAJOR EDWARD ALEXANDER CHISHOLM, MC AND 2 BARS
LIEUTENANT HOWARD CHARLES DAWSON
CAPTAIN HORACE DICKEY (also Alberta)
LIEUTENANT DAVID LIVINGSTONE
LIEUTENANT JOHN JOSEPH MARTIN (also BC)
CAPTAIN THOMAS MALCOLM MCLEAN
LIEUTENANT WALTER WILLETT PICKUP
CAPTAIN WALTER TRUEMAN RUGGLES
PRIVATE ALEXANDER MCFARLANE SEAMAN
LIEUTENANT CHARLES DAYRELL SHREVE, MC
CAPTAIN JOHN KING SWANSON
Do you know of a student or articled clerk whose name should be included in the list? Please contact Rebecca Hiltz LeBlanc at RLeblanc@boyneclarke.ca or Mark Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org.