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Fonds RC0569 - Wallace Brett fonds

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Wallace Brett fonds

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RC0569

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  • 1917-1918 (Creation)

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14 items.

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Brett, Wallace (1895-1918)

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Wallace Balfour Brett was born in Markdale, Ontario on 16 May 1895. Brett had been a farmer prior to enlisting in Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force in January 1917. Brett was a member of the 4th Company of the 8th Battalion. Brett was killed in action on 21 August 1918. He is buried in the Daours Communal Cemetery, 10 kilometers east of Amiens.

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The fonds consists of fourteen letters and envelopes written by Brett to his sister Esther. Esther resided in Toronto. Brett's letters told his sister about the correspondence he was receiving, the individuals from home he was encountering and some of the details of his day-to-day activities both in England where he was drilling and shoveling coal, to his time on the battlefields in France. One letter was written while he was in hospital in Shorncliffe.

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The fonds (52-2002) was purchased from the Alexander Gallery in December 2002.

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RC0569

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