The chronological list of artifacts for the calendar year 1939 follows, sorted chronologically.
Harry William Manchester enlisted in the Essex Scottish Regiment of the Canadian Army subsequent to the beginning of World War II on September 1, 1939. He received his basic military training at Camp Borden at St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, beginning shortly after September 10, 1939.
September 10 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods
December 17 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman
December 23 – Christmas Card to La Verne Woods