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Item ID# A2013.008.032
Title R.C.A.F. Chapter, Silver Cross Women of the British Empire, motto
Object Name Card, Commemorative
Dates of Creation [ca. 1944?]
Creator R.C.A.F. Chapter, Silver Cross Women of The British Empire
Description A single pane card published by the R.C.A.F. Chapter, Silver Cross Women of the British Empire. The card contains their motto:

They shall not grow old
As we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning,
We will remember them.

This item was donated along with materials associated with Harold Seabrook. It is likely that this was given to family members of Harold Seabrook, who died April 12, 1944.
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. In October 1942, Harold was sent from Manning Depot in Toronto to train at No. 2 Wireless School in Calgary, Alberta. After finishing Wireless School in 1943, Harold was transferred to Fingal, Ontario, to commence Gunnery school. 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 The item was donated along with items that appeared in "In memory of Harold Stanley Seabrook;" created by Allan Seabrook (donor) and Gale Douglass. This item was not pictured in the book, however. Gale Douglass is the daughter of Marg Saunders, who received a doily from Harold in 1942 (pictured on pg. 10 of booklet).
Collection Seabrook, Harold Stanley fonds
Physical Description 1 card ; 13 x 8 cm (single pane)
Subjects Organizations
Second World War
People Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Level of Description Item