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Hopewell Cape in Albert County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun

1914 - 1919

 
 
WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
1. WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun Marker
Inscription.

This German gun
No 590
captured in the World War by the 26th Bn.
recruited in this province
was won by the Citizens of Albert County-N.B.
in the Victory Loan competition of 1919
Henry L. Drayton
Minister of Finance

 
Erected 1919 by the Canadian Government.
 
Location. 45° 50.922′ N, 64° 34.611′ W. Marker is in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, in Albert County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New Brunswick Route 114) and Hopewell Cross Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Gun and marker are at the Albert County Museum complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3940 New Brunswick Route 114, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 3J8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (a few steps from this marker); County Tax Office / La perception du comté (a few steps from this marker); County Records Office / Le bureau des archives du comté (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Jubilee Lodge and Library (within
WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
2. WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopewell Cape Community Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert County Museum / Musée du comté d'Albert (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert County Court House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Cape.
 
Regarding WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun.

Per the museum website:

"Albert County has the distinction of having the highest percentage of population to enlist for service for World War One in all of Canada. The majority of the Albert County men served in the New Brunswick battalion, known as the 'Fighting 26th'."


Hence it is fitting that the citizens of the county strongly supported the war loan effort.
 
Also see . . .
1. WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Top 10 Historical Events in Albert County - #9 Winning the Victory Loans Competition of 1919. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Victory Loans. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Albert County Museum & RB Bennett Centre

WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
3. WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun
. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. 26th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. (Submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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