The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum Program

2020 Speaker Series
Adventure, Romance and Black Water Fever – The Life of Arthur Leith-Ross
Until March 26, 2020 (6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

Event Cancelled: 2020 Speaker Series at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum with Chad Martin, Consultant

There is a small plaque in the Palmerston Public Library which states “To the Memory of Arthur Leith Ross.  Late of the Lancashire Fusiliers and Northern Nigeria Regiment West African Frontier Force and Subsequently Chief Transport Officer of the Protectorate, who died 26th August, 1908.”  This simple memorial leads us on a path of a story about a small-town kid with aspirations of adventure and military glory.  Inspired by his fathers’ service in the 30th Wellington Rifles, Arthur joined the militia as a teenager and dreamed of achieving a Field Marshall’s Baton some day.  His ambitions took him on a perilous journey across the Atlantic to South Africa and then on to some of the many wars of burden for the Empire.  His adventures not only led him to the love of his life, but ultimately his tragic demise.

Chad Martin has been researching his hometown for over 20 years, his love of history has led him on journey through schooling at Wilfrid Laurier University and Sir Sandford Fleming College which led to starting his career as the Curator of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton.  After a number of years there, Chad moved on to consulting for museums, specializing in artifact collections storage and preservation and exhibit development.  In his personal time, he started the NoOneGoes Project.

Please reserve your seat at as seating is limited. There is no admission fee, financial donations are appreciated. Please check the website or contact the museum for details.

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, 701 Oxford Street E, London ON, N5Y 4T7
Free, Registration Required
Chad Martin
Contact for Booking / Reservation: 
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