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Liscombe, Francis Gerald
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Card from Gerald Liscombe to Ella Liscombe

Item is a card with lace detail from Gerald Liscombe to his sister, Ella Liscombe. It was written "somewhere in France". In the card, Gerald writes that he was visited by John McIntyre of Sydney (36th Battery) who used to work at Hall's Bookstore.

Gerald Liscombe and Burns MacDonald

  • 93-33-24007
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  • 9 October, 1918

Item is a photograph of Gerald Liscombe (on the left) and fellow 185th Battalion member Burns MacDonald (on the right) in full uniform during World War 1. The photo was taken in France.

Gerald Liscombe and soldier

  • 93-39-24013
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  • 1914-1918

Item is a photograph of Gerald Liscombe (sitting) and another soldier (standing) in full uniform in a formal portrait during World War 1.

Gerald Liscombe's Diary

Item is Gerald Liscombe's diary, detailing his daily life in Sydney from December 2, 1914 to April 17, 1915. The first several entries center around his preparation to serve overseas during World War 1, and were crossed out by Gerald after he found out that he would not be drafted as soon as he expected.

Letter from "Bob" to Olive Liscombe

Item is a letter written from "Bob" to Olive Liscombe on December 14, 1916, from France. In the letter, Bob thanks Olive for her recent gift of a box of candy, and describes life in the trenches and a recent letter from Gerald.

Letter to Gerald Liscombe

Item is an unsigned letter to Gerald Liscombe. It is potentially from Rebecca Emily Liscombe, as it discusses all other immediate family members.

Letter to Gerald Liscombe from "Bob"

Item is a letter to Gerald Liscombe from Bob, which was written in France. In the letter, the author notes that he was wounded, describes the capture of German trenches, and communicates the fear and uncertainty that comes from life in the trenches.

Letter to Susan Liscombe from "B."

Item is a letter to Susan Liscombe signed "B," which was written in France. In the letter, the author describes a three-hour artillery attack on December 20, mail delays on the front, and Gerald's first aid skills and current situation in England.

Letter to Susan Liscombe from "Bob"

Item is a letter to Susan Liscombe signed "Bob," which was written in France. In the letter, the author thanks Mrs. Liscombe for mailing him some newspapers, talks about injuries and deaths among members of the 40th that he met in England, relates his experience in the trenches, and notes a letter that he received from Gerald Liscombe regarding the disbandment of the 185th Band.

Liscombe Artifacts

File contains artifacts that were once owned by Gerald Liscombe. The file contains a War medal and a small pouch containing Belgian coins.

Liscombe Cards

File contains a sympathy card on behalf of the Prime Minister and members of the Government of Canada for the loss of Gerald Liscombe, and a Christmas card, dated 1901, that was given to Gerald Liscombe from his teacher J.E. Campbell.

Liscombe Correspondence

File contains a selection of Liscombe family correspondence, mainly that of Olive and Susan to and from Gerald during his time spent overseas in World War 1.

Liscombe Diaries

File contains the diaries of Ella Liscombe (with typed transcriptions), Gerald Liscombe and Olive Liscombe, The diaries feature information about life in Sydney during World War 1.

Liscombe Genealogy

File contains the following documents: a poem titled "Who Killed cock Robin" from the Westminister Gazette; "The War Graves of the British Empire: "The War Graves of the British Empire: The South-East Belgium Group of Cemeteries" with an attached note expressing sympathies to the Liscombe family over the loss of Gerald Liscombe; a photocopy of a chart explaining the relationships between members of the Liscombe family; a pedigree chart; a family tree; three photos of a family record; a letter to Susan Liscombe from H. Gornall, Captain of the 85th Battalion, dated April 22, 1919, expressing sympathies over the loss of Mrs. Liscombe's son, Gerald; and two copies of the family record.

The Armories, Halifax

  • 77-1540-1674
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  • 1914

Item is a photographic postcard showing the Halifax Armories during WWI.