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Nom de l'objet : Letter
Numéro d'accession : BR2013.2.44
Date de début de production : 1923
Description : A two handwritten letters stored in an envelope. The letters from Geoffrey Sayers to his mom; one dates July 27th 1923 and the other dates July 21, 1923. Letters printed on paper with dark ink. The envelope measures 13.5 cm by 8.5 cm and has a brown 3 cent Canada postage Stamp. Cancellation stamp reads: 'Clarkson July 26 Ontario' on the back of the envelope.
Fonctions : Letters were written by Geoffrey Harris Sayers to his parents while attending a summer camp in July of 1923. He was staying at a boys camp at Kingsmere, Quebec and was about sixteen years old. 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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