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Private Norman Cecil Nayler was born in Marmora, Hastings County, Ontario, on October 26, 1898, to parents John W. and Annie Nayler. Prior to enlistment he worked as a lumberman.

Nayler enlisted with the 230th Forestry Battalion, Canadian Forestry Corps, on March 20, 1917, at Marmora, Ont. He shipped to England aboard the S.S. Olympic in June of 1917, departing the following month for France with No. 55 Company, C.F.C.

Nayler returned to Canada and was discharged April 3, 1919.

Content notes:
The letters were written by Norman Nayler to his brother Walter Nayler between October 1917 and January 1918.

External links:
Pte. Norman Nayler’s service record (Serv/Reg# 1013495) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.

 

[Editor’s note: Collection reviewed June 2023. The Collection Description, letter transcriptions, and content descriptions have been reproofed and revised as needed. Jpg file added of envelope for letter of October 28, 1917; one duplicate jpg file removed.]

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Letters (3)
Photos (2)