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Private Percy Sprunt was born in Greenfell, Saskatchewan, on February 2, 1893, to parents Thomas and Charlotte Sprunt. Prior to enlistment he worked in Manitoba as a clerk at the Eaton's Department Store. On May 11, 1915, he enlisted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the 44th Battalion C.E.F. (having previously served with the Royal Winnipeg Riffles 90th Battalion). 

He shipped for England on October 23, 1915, on the troopship SS Lapland. He was deployed to France with the 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment. Pte. Sprunt was killed in action on June 14, 1916, and is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.  

The collection consists of a single letter sent from Bramshott Camp, England, and two photos.

External links:
Pte. Sprunt 's service record (Reg/Ser# 622347) is available online through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial information is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
A memorial page honouring him can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.
Percy Sprunt is among those commemorated on the T. Eaton Company Memorial Plaques, which currently reside at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, and at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Collection Contents

Letters (1)
Photos (2)