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Murray, Janet Ayre
TitleMurray, Janet Ayre
Scope and Content of FondsThe Janet (Miller) Ayre Murray papers consist of material related to her and her family's - involvement in the first World War and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. It includes material - associated with her service with the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) of the British Red Cross from 1917 - to 1918. This is, however, primarily a collection of correspondence. There is correspondence written by - Janet's brother, Andrew Miller, to Janet and to her mother, Mary, while he served as a soldier with the - Newfoundland Regiment. There is also correspondence and other material related to Eric Ayre and - Bernard Ayre, two brothers who were soldiers during the war. (Janet Miller married Eric Ayre in 1915.) - There are letters written by Bernard Ayre to his mother from the trenches. There is also a small amount of - material, mostly newspaper clippings, associated with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Battle - of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916. A number of photographs of soldiers and family - members are also included. This collection is of interest to biographers, military historians, social historians and students of women's - history. The correspondence written from the trenches is especially significant. Some of the ephemera - such as Janet Miller's VAD armband and pin are also notable.
Author of Finding AidLinda White
Date of Finding Aid1993
Resource TypeFinding Aid
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
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