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Item ID# A2013.008.025
Title Sympathy card from Minister of National Defence
Object Name Card, Sympathy
Dates of Creation [ca. April 12, 1944]
Creator Canada. Minister of National Defence for Air
Description A sympathy note from the Government of Canada's Minister of National Defence for Air, Charles Power. The note is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. William James Seabrook, dated April 12, 1944.

The note "commemorates the gratitude...for the life of a brave man freely given in the service of his Country. Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner / Harold Stanley Seabrook, R.C.G.S."

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. ; 13 x 18 cm
Subjects Cards, sympathy
Military
Second World War
Soldiers
People Seabrook, Eleanor
Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Seabrook, William
Place Canada
England
Southampton
Level of Description Item