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Nom de l'objet : Note
Titre : Dear Mother Here is a Kiss Geoffrey
Numéro d'accession : BR2013.2.34
Date de début de production : 1911
Description : A handwritten note form Geoffrey Sayers to his mother Annie. The note is marked on cream coloured paper in pencil on a half of full size sheet; the left edge has rough edge where it was torn. Six pencil lines have been drawn of various widths apart form 2.3 to 2.8 cm. The message reads: 'Dear Mother here is a kiss Geoffrey xo'. All letters are printed in capital letters. The back of the paper is written in pencil 'written all by himself. All's well'.
Fonctions : Note written to Annie Sayers from her son Geoffrey Sayers, most likely when he was five or six years of age. Geoffrey (1907-1997) was the eldest child of Annie Harris and Beverly Draper Sayers of Clarkson. He lived in near his grandparents home 'Benares' and attended Toronto Township School No. 6, he would later attend the University of Toronto School during the mid-1920s. He also was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant 14 June 1938. Two years later, he was appointed Lieutenant. As of 21 April 1941, he was appointed the rank of Temporary Captain, and was recommended for appointment to the Lorne Scots (P. D. and H. Regiment) based out of Brampton. According to his military file, Captain Geoffrey Sayers served with the Canadian Forces from 21 April 1941 until 11 October 1945, when he was honourably discharged. From 17 June 1941 until 13 March 1945, he also served with the British Forces (he had British citizenship). He received the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp 1939-45. Geoffrey Sayers and his wife Kathleen (n‚e Colloton) occupied Benares from 1969 until 1981.
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