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Item ID# A2013.008.027
Title Letter to Mrs. Seabrook
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation August 3, 1949
Creator Imperial War Graves Commission
Description A letter addressed to Mrs. E.E. Seabrook [likely Eleanor Seabrook], dated August 3. 1949, from the Secretery of the Imperial War Graves Commission.

The letter indicates "I have to inform you that your son, the late Flight Sergeant H.S. Seabrook, is buried in Grave No. 853, Row A, in Chester Royal Air Force Cemetery, Cheshire. It is thought that the enclosed leaflet on the Royal Air Force Regional Cemeteries will be of interest to you and may assist you in reaching the cemetery from Chester."

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 The 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. ; 20 x 16.5 cm
Subjects Cemeteries
Military
Second World War
Soldiers
People Seabrook, Eleanor
Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Place Southampton
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