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Item ID# A2013.008.021
Title Harold Seabrook letter to mother, Mar. 30, 1944
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation March 30, 1944
Creator Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Description A letter written on light blue airmail paper from Harold Seabrook to his mother, dated March 30, 1944.

In the letter, Harold describes the conditions and activities where he is stationed, and explains what he did to celebrate his 20th birthday days before.

Harold asks if his father is working "out of South" again, and wonders how his brother Norm is making out "with all the sgt's at the mess who were going to try and get his remuster through." Harold explains that they have left the south of England and have moved north. They sleep in tin huts with a small stove, and even with five blankets and a great coat, it is still cold.


Admin/Biographical History Harold Stanley Seabrook was born in Thunder Bay in 1924. His parents were Eleanor Emily May Seabrook and William James Seabrook. His siblings were Norman William, Kathleen (Kay) Alice and Allan Roy. In 1935 the family moved from Hornepayne, Ontario to Toronto. In 1939 they moved to Southampton. Harold joined the RCAF in 1942. Harold arrived in England in winter of 1944. On April 12, 1944 the Halifax Bomber Harold was travelling in struck a hill, killing all on board. (SOURCE: "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook").
Provenance A copy of this letter appears in "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook;" a booklet created by Allan Seabrook (donor) and Gale Douglass, daughter of Marg Saunders, who received a doily from Harold in 1942 (pictured on pg. 10 of booklet). The item was passed through the family to the donor, who is Harold's younger brother.
Collection Seabrook, Harold Stanley fonds
Physical Description 1 p. ; 25 x 19.5 cm
Restrictions on Use Copyright has expired.
Subjects Airplanes
Military
Military camps
Military life
Royal Canadian Air Force
Second World War
People Seabrook, Eleanor
Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Seabrook, Kathleen (Kay)
Seabrook, Norman
Seabrook, William
Place England
Southampton
Level of Description Item