Fonds SC354 - Robert Lowder Seaborn fonds

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Robert Lowder Seaborn fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC354

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  • 1942 - 1945 (Creation)

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2 microfilm reels

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(1911-1993)

Biographical history

Robert Lowder Seaborn (9 July 1911-15 February 1993) was the Bishop of Newfoundland from 1965 until 1980. He served as Padre for the 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment from 1943-1945 and participated in the D-Day Normandy Landings. As part of that landing he held individual services on all three ships over which the Canadian Scottish Regiment was scattered. He won a Military Cross during the Juno Beach fighting for carrying wounded to safety while under fire.

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Transferred to UVic Special Collections from BC Archives, March 2006.

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The fonds consists of 2 microfilms of H/Capt. Rev. R. L. Seaborn's diary.

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See also Robert Seaborn's interview in the Military Oral History Collection http://contentdm.library.uvic.ca/cdm/ref/collection/collection13/id/823

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robert-lowder-seaborn-fonds

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Revised by JF, August 8, 2013.

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  • English

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