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Item ID# A2013.008.031
Title He will not return
Object Name Card, Commemorative
Dates of Creation [ca. 1944?]
Creator R.C.A.F. Chapter, Silver Cross Women of The British Empire
Description A commemorative leaflet published by the R.C.A.F. Chapter of the Silver Cross Women of The British Empire entitled "He will not return."

Inside the leaflet is text intended to provide comfort to those mourning the loss of a military service person. 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 leaflet ; 13 x 8.5 cm (folded)
Subjects Cards, sympathy
Royal Canadian Air Force
Second World War
Women
People Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Level of Description Item