Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta RCMP Find Letters Written a Woman and Man as Far Back as the 1940s

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta RCMP Find Letters Written a Woman and Man as Far Back as the 1940s

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RCMP find letters by a woman, man in 1940s

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RIMBEY, Alta. - RCMP are trying to find relatives of a woman and a man who wrote letters to each other as far back as the 1940s.

Mounties found a bundle of the handwritten letters in a stolen vehicle in central Alberta.

The names on the envelopes are Margaret Clark and Mungo Clark, including one that shows he was a gunner who served in the 40th Battery, 11th Field Regiment, Canadian Army overseas.

RCMP Cpl. Laurel Scott said the letters are likely to be of sentimental value to someone.

"The hope is that somebody in the public knows -- if not who these people are -- who their family is and just contacts us and we get these letters reunited with whoever has been saving them for the past 70 years," Scott said Friday.

A military website shows the 11th Field Regiment served in Europe in the 1940s. …

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