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Item ID# A2013.008.024
Title Sympathy note from Buckingham Palace
Object Name Card, Sympathy
Dates of Creation [ca. April 12, 1944]
Creator Buckingham Palace
Description A sympathy note with letterhead from Buckingham Palace and a stamped signature from King George VI. This note was presumably intended for the consolation of Harold Seabrook's family after a fatal aircraft accident on April 12, 1944.

The note reads: "The Queen and I offer our heartfelt sympathy in your great sorrow. We pray that your country's gratitude for a life so nobly given in its service may bring you some measure of consolation. George R.I."

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 note 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. ; 35 x 21.5 cm
Subjects Cards, sympathy
Second World War
People Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Level of Description Item