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Item ID# A2012.049.001
Title Letters from Emerson Pearce to sister
Object Name Binder, Ring
Dates of Creation Letters written between Nov. 19, 1915 and Mar. 3, 1918.
News clipping published Nov. 15, 1917.
(Photocopied October 2012)
Creator Pearce, Emerson
Description Photocopies of memorabilia of Emerson Pearce, who fought in WWI.

The bulk of the material includes correspondence written by Emerson to his sister Lillian Pearce. Included is a letter to Emerson's father, Albert, from a soldier who tried to help Emerson when he was wounded.

Also included is a copy from the Book of Remembrance from Veterans Affairs Canada, a profile of Emerson on VAC, and a colour copy of Emerson's military portrait.

At the back of the binder is a copy of news article about Emerson's death, a letter from the Overseas Ex-Service Mens Association, and a note from the Censor.
Admin/Biographical History Emerson Pearce left Paisley and enlisted in Toronto on October 26, 1915. He sailed to England and over to France where he was killed in action at Passchendaele on October 26, 1917. (Information contained in binder)
Physical Description 3.5 cm of textual records.
Subjects First World War
Military
Soldiers
People Pearce, Albert
Pearce, Emerson A.
Pearce, Lillian
Place Paisley
Elderslie Township
Level of Description Item