WWI Memorial Scroll and Sympathy Letter to the 22nd Infantry Battalion
WWI Memorial Scroll and Sympathy Letter to the 22nd Infantry Battalion - Memorial Scroll: (Pte. Luc Pelletier / Canadian Infantry Bn.), printed in four colours with calligraphic inscription in red ink, on a thick off-white paper stock, 181 mm x 282 mm; and Sympathy Letter: Buckingham Palace masthead, printed in red and black inks, on a thin off-white paper stock, 119 mm x 193 mm. Ink spattered watermark over the signature on the Sympathy Letter, light discolouration on both, better than very fine. Footnote: Luc Pelletier was born on December 13, 1882 in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec. He signed his Attestation Paper as a Private (417008) with the 41st Infantry Battalion "Canadiens Francais" at Valcartier Camp, on September 22, 1915, at the age of 32, naming his next-of-kin as his mother, Georgiane Gland of Quebec City, Quebec, stating that he had previous military service with the 10th Queen's Own Canadian Hussars, that he was not married and that his trade was that of Locomotive Engineer. The Battalion was raised in Quebec City under the authority of G.O. 86, July 1, 1915, mobilized at Quebec City and sailed October 18th under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. Archambeault with a strength of 36 officers and 1,082 other ranks, aboard the S.S. Saxonia, arriving in in England on October 28, 1915. The Battalion was absorbed into the 10th Reserve Battalion in England. Pelletier was declared "fit" by a medical doctor on December 18, 1915 at Aldershot Camp, five days after celebrating his 33rd birthday, his Attestation Paper officially signed by Major G.R. Bouchard on February 17, 1916 at Bramshott. Pelletier was later transferred as a reinforcement to the 22nd Infantry Battalion "Canadiens Francais". He returned to Canada after the war and for his First World War Service was awarded the British War Medal (417005 PTE. L. PELLETIER 22-CAN.INF.) and the Victory Medal (417005 PTE. L. PELLETIER 22-CAN.INF.). He died in 1923, his death attributed to his war service, with his mother receiving his Memorial Cross (PTE. L. PELLETIER).