McQUEEN, John P.
From overseas comes again the sad story that still another brave young life familiar since boyhood to this neighborhood, has been offered up in behalf of his country and the great cause it symbolizes. In the summer of 1914, John P. McQueen resigned his position on the staff of the New Glasgow High School and enlisted in the Canadian army, joining the Heavy Artillery. After a brief training in Quebec he crossed to England and then to the scene of the great conflict in Flanders. His letters from there were of the optimistic and buoyant sort and he was ever kindly in recollection of those in his native country and in particular the students of the New Glasgow High School from whom he had seperated. Last week word was received that he had been severely wounded which was later followed by the final message that he had died from the wounds. The news brought sadness to the heart of many people who knew the young man and the students of the school were sorely depressed with the thought that he whom they held in such high esteem was gone forever. He was a son of the late John Duncan McQueen, of Little Harbor, and one who through all his life had the utmost confidence and respect of who come into association with him. His death is deeply mourned by his homefolk on Little Harbor. Another fine young spirit has been added to the many who have made the supreme sacrifice and none who left Pictou County to do his bit, went with greater appreciation of the duty that called the young men of his fine mental and physical calibre. He was a member of Keith Lodge of Freemasons, Stellarton.
Compiled by: Garry Weir
[Eastern Chronicle, Tuesday, March 19, 1918]