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Willard Rorke and his 2i/c

Willard Rorke and his 2i/c

Willard Rorke and his 2i/c. On the back of the photograph Willard remarks that he hasn't faded on war rations. 

 

 

 


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Willard Rorke - “The fighting Irish”

Willard Rorke - “The fighting Irish”

Willard Rorke in his Calgary highlanders regimental uniform. On the bottom right hand corner the photograph is  Willard's signiture as well as the saying “The fighting Irish”.

 

 


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Willard Rorke with his dog

Willard Rorke with his dog

Willard Rorke in his military wear with his dog.

 


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Willard Rorke in a Kilt

Willard Rorke in a Kilt

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Major Willard Rorke

Major Willard Rorke

A large portrait photograph of Major Willard Rorke in his Calgary highlanders uniform.

 

 


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Retired Major Willard Rorke

Retired Major Willard Rorke

A photograph of a retired Major Willard Rorke

 

 


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A letter to Willard and Margaret Rorke (part 1)

A letter to Willard and Margaret Rorke (part 1)

A letter to Willard and Margaret Rorke. This is the first page of a two page letter.


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Letter from Willard to his mother 7-10-34 (part 1)

Letter from Willard to his mother 7-10-34 (part 1)

Letter from Willard to his mother. The letters were sent when Willard was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald East Indies Station. Willard wrote a three page letter to his mother describing his time away from home.

 


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Letter from Willard to his mother 15-10-34 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother 15-10-34 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother. The letters were sent when Willard was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald in the East Indies. Willard wrote an eight page handwritten letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written October 15, 1934. Page 1


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Letter from Willard to his mother - 5-1-35 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother - 5-1-35 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald, East Indies Station. Willard wrote an eight page typed letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written January 5, 1935. Page 1

 


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Letter from Willard to his mother - 9-9-35 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother - 9-9-35 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald, East Indies Station. Willard wrote an two page typed letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written September 9, 1935. Page 1

 


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Letter from Willard to his mother - 2-10-35 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother - 2-10-35 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald, East Indies Station. Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald, East Indies Station. Willard wrote an two page handwritten letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written October 2, 1935.


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Letter from Willard to his mother - 2-3-36 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother - 2-3-36 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the Union club Aden Arabia. Willard wrote a two page handwritten letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written March 2, 1936. Page 1

 


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Letter from Willard to his mother - 3-1-36 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother - 3-1-36 - part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the Union club Aden Arabia. Willard wrote a two page handwritten letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written January 3, 1936. Page 1


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Letter from Willard to his mother - 2-6-36 - Part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother - 2-6-36 - Part 1

Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald, East Indies Station. Letter from Willard to his mother from when he was stationed on the H.M.S Emerald, East Indies Station. Willard wrote a one page typed letter to his mother describing his time away from home. The letter was written June 2, 1936. Page 1

 


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A Laura Knight Letter - part 1

A Laura Knight Letter - part 1

A letter from Laura Knight to an unnamed cousin. The letter talks about the 1704 war and the change of the Rorke name. The letter was written in December 14, 1942. The letter is a photocopy of the original. There are 4 pages. Page 1


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