Facey-Crowther, David R. 1938-

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FACEY-CROWTHER, David R. 1938-

PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1938, in Fosterville Corner, New Brunswick, Canada; son of Richard (a high school teacher) and Edna Mae (Graham) Crowther. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Irish." Education: University of New Brunswick, B.A., 1960, M.A., 1965; King's College, London, Ph.D., 1969. Religion: Anglican.

ADDRESSES: Home—2002-1529 West Pender St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 3J3 Canada. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, professor of history, 1968-2003, department head, 2001-03. Government of Newfoundland, chair of Classification Appeal Board, 1972-91; Atlantic Charter Conference and Commemorations, chair, 1990-92; Newfoundland and Great War Conference and Commemorations, chair, 1998; Canadian War Museum, member of advisory committee, 1998—. Military service: Canadian Army, 1956-64, attached to Royal Canadian Dragoons, 1960-63; became captain.

MEMBER: Canadian Historical Association (president of military history group, 1996-2001), Society for Military History, Atlantic Association of Historians (president, 2000-03).


The New Brunswick Militia, 1787-1867, New Ireland Press (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada), 1990.

(Editor, with Douglas Brinkley) The Atlantic Charter, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1994.

(Editor) Better than the Best: The Story of the RoyalNewfoundland Regiment, 1795-1995, Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council (St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada), 1995.

(Editor and contributor) Lieutenant Owen WilliamSteele of the Newfoundland Regiment, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2002.

Contributor to reference books.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing Newfoundland and the Great War: Conference Proceedings, 1998.

SIDELIGHTS: David R. Facey-Crowther told CA: "I have long had an interest in Canada's military history, especially during the colonial period up to 1871. When I took up my appointment in Newfoundland in 1968, that interest gradually shifted to the province's wartime role. Over the years I produced a number of publications, major and minor, related to the province's military history."



Foreign Affairs, July-August, 1995, David C. Hendrickson, review of The Atlantic Charter, p. 142.