Brass button; a garter belt, surmounted by a crown with a Maple leaf inside it; on the garter belt is embossed inscription "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE". The word "CANADA" appears at the top of the button.
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.