a small French coin with chain attached, one side of the coin has been filed down and engraved with inscr 
John Barter volunteered for service, aged 37, in 1915 and joined the 143rd Bn CEF (BC Bantams). When moved to France & Flanders in 1917 he was medically downgraded and transferred to the Corps of Canadian Railway Troops. He later served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and survived to return home in 1919. See correspondence for further information. This item was sent by him as a gift to his wife, Annie Barter.
 embossed (on coin-one side)
 engraved (on coin-other side)
 REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
 MESSINES RIDGE JUNE 17th 1917