Card, Greeting

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Nom de l'objet : Card, Greeting
Titre : A Merry Christmas
Numéro d'accession : BR2013.2.32
Date de début de production : 1915
Description : A Christmas card made by Geoffrey Sayers. It consists of a single sheet of brown coloured paper marked in pencil and pencil crayon and decorated with sprigs of holly in the four corners with a large 'A' at the top within a circle. 'Merry Christmas' is printed in red in the middle. Marked in the bottom right corner is the name 'Sayers 3A.
Fonctions : Card most likely made by Geoffrey Sayers when he was in grade three about eight or nine 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 (nee Colloton) occupied Benares from 1969 until 1981.
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