Friday, 1 July 2016

Cigar Box - Homeward Bound, Empress of Scotland

Contents of The Cigar Box - most from 1943-1945
Property of Lieutenant Thomas Ray Edward "Bud" Seale.
Enlisted:  Royal Canadian Engineers Sept 1940
Transferred:  RCASC 1st Bridge Company, then 85th Bridge 9 Jun 1941
Transferred:  15th Field Reg't, Royal Canadian Artillery

 Empress of Scotland

Menu: 26 Nov 1945

Writing on back of menu
Empress of Scotland
Liverpool Nov 22/45
Halifax Nov 28/45

Menu: 27 Nov 1945

Crossing the Atlantic on the Empress of Scotland
For this photo Bud wrote:
"I do not know in this picture whether I am looking back on what was, the past four years, or looking ahead, at the rest of my life!"

Other Newspapers reporting about the homecoming on the Empress of Scotland

Montreal Gazette, Nov 10, 1945, page 1 - previous sail

Ottawa Citizen, Nov 24, 1945, page 31

Ottawa Citizen, Nov 24, 1945, page 34

Toronto Daily Star, Nov 28, 1945, page 2

Montreal Gazette Nov 29, 1945, page 13 (with photo)

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