Local wartime artifacts headed to Ottawa

People in Saint John and Sussex have made a donation of two wartime artifacts to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

One item is the ventriloquist puppet of Sergeant Russ Whitebone of Saint John, who served with an army show from 1942 to 1946.

The other is a wooden cross grave marker for Private John Ferman Ashe, who was killed at Vimy Ridge in April of 1917.