booklet, 'What Every Canadian Soldier Ought To Know
Small light tan coloured booklet entitled "WHAT EVERY CANADIAN SOLDIER OUGHT TO KNOW" printed in black lettering. Alongside this, the booklet is accompanied with an envelope of the same colour detailing where this was bought in 1916 and by whom; this is handwritten on the front of the envelope.
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. The history of this item is unknown but was probably a pin used to identify war veterans so that they could claim benefits set aside for them at home. This item was bought by John Barter when he joined up in 1915.
 WHAT EVERY CANADIAN SOLDIER OUGHT TO KNOW COMPILED FROM THE OFFICIAL MANUALS - "Go in on the Flags-Blaney" -PRICE 10C. -Oxford University Press CANADIAN BRANCH TORONTO
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