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The Toy Soldier and Parachute

The Toy Soldier and Parachute

One of the precious objects Mairi left before she passed away on 1981 was a toy soldier attached to a parachute which Jack Petre had tossed to her out of his plane – one of many love tokens he threw down during the Great War.

Jack Petre was an airman in World War One; Mairi’s ‘special friend’ whom the Chisholm family said she would have married if he had survived the war.

Sadly he was killed in a flying accident in the spring of 1917.

Further information can be found in Diane Atkinson's book Elsie and Mairi Go To War.

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