Post card with embroidered floral design on front and embroidered inscription 'MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU' in blue. The post card is handwritten on the reverse as follows 'At the Front, Aug 7th 1917, Dear Mother:- Just a card and small present, that you may know I have not fogotten you. I mailed a small parcel to Marg a few days ago, I hope both her parcel and this one arrive O.K. I have not heard from you folks for sometime. Nan and children were well July 10th. Your loving son John C.B.'
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 sent by him to his mother-in-law.
 embroidered (in light blue on front)
 written (left side of back)
 written (right side of back)
 printed (on back, in center)
 MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU
 At the Front, Aug. 7th 1917 Dear Mother:-Just a card, and small present, that you may know, I have not forgotten you. I mailed a small parcel to Marg. a few days ago, I hope both her parcel and this one arrive O.K. I have not heard from you folks for sometime. Nan and children were well July 10th Your loving son John C.B.
 Mrs H.T.Scholey, Centreville Carleton Co. Box 107 N.B. Canada.
 Modele depose A.O. -Vise, Paris