Letter from the Reverend Edwin A. Pearson to Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of the Militia, 6 September 1916
Lester Pearson’s father, erroneously named Edward in this transcribed letter, was a Methodist minister. Lester Pearson disliked serving in the Canadian Army Medical Corps in Salonika, knowing that many of his friends were fighting at the Front. Understanding his son’s frustration, the Reverend Pearson wrote to Sir Sam Hughes in an attempt to have his son transferred to a more active role in the War.
Published with the permission of the Estate of Lester B. Pearson
Library and Archives Canada
RG 150, accession 1992-93/166, box 7688-15, Lester Bowles Pearson
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