In Perpetuity brings together the biographies of 110 soldiers from the Fredericton area who died from service during the First World War. The product of an inquiry-based learning project led by social studies teacher James Rowinski, the biographies shed light on the lives of the soldiers, the conditions they experienced during their service, and the process of commemoration following the war. The book includes the biographies of four soldiers that students argue should have been included on the official memorial, including Lieutenant Charles Blair who died by suicide in 1920 and would now likely be recognised as suffering from PTSD.
A correction and supplement to official memory, In Perpetuity preserves the memory of Fredericton’s war dead — those who were included and excluded from the official record.Author: James Rowinski
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publishing Date: October 24th, 2023
# of Pages: 306