Early letters. Mervin Heights, London. 142nd Battalion “London’s Own.” March 27- July 4, 1916.
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Series 1: Letters from Gordon Parkinson, 1916-1918.
Most of the letters are addressed to Gordon’s older brother, Bob (Robert Arthur), with several addressed to his father, (Robert John “Johnny”), or to “family”. A few are addressed to Gordon’s mother, (Katherine Ellen (Hull)) and to younger brothers Dick (Cecil) and Bill (Charles Wesley). Note: in most cases, envelopes are included with the letters. Arranged chronologically. Letter 1. To family. From London. March 27, 1916. Letter 2. To father and family. From Sportsmen’s Patristic Association Soldier’s Club (229 Dundas St. Majestic Theatre). May 20, 1916. Letter 3. To father and family. From Mervin Heights, London. June 7, 1916. Letter 4. To family. From Mervin Heights, London. C. Co 142 Battalion. Granton date stamp July 4, 1916.