Fredericton / Calendar / War of 1812 Love Story
Government House
51 Woodstock Road
Fredericton, NB

War of 1812 Love Story

A tragic love story featuring a Fredericton-born hero of the War of 1812 and his childhood sweetheart will be the subject of historian Bob Dallison's presentation at the York Sunbury Historical Society February lecture.

A son of a Loyalist, John Jenkins was Fredericton born and raised. As a young man, he enlisted in New Brunswick’s famous 104th Regiment. When the War of 1812 broke out, he promptly went off to war.

He played a key role in the stunning British victory at the Battle of Ogdensburg, New York. His commanding officer was so impressed by his leadership and courage, he declared Jenkins a war hero. Unfortunately, in this action, he was grievously wounded and permanently disabled. Defying the odds, John Jenkins managed to return to Fredericton and marry his childhood sweetheart Penelope Winslow.

Bob Dallison is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Canadian Army and former Chief of Staff of the Combat Arms School at CFB Gagetown. He is the author of 3 volumes in the NB Military History Heritage Project and a long time member of the York Sunbury Historical Society.

All are welcome to this free event; light refreshments will be served.


Feb 15, 2018