25 January 2013

Welcome home certificate

This is another non medal return but an important piece of a families history none the less.
During WWI many communities established patriotic funds so that local soldiers could receive presentation items like fobs and comfort packages with clothing and food items. The practice wasn't as widespread and as well organised during WWII but some communities did make an effort to acknowledge the contirbution for their soldiers.
This certificate was presented to Leonard Keith Fountain by the District of Palmer. I have recently been in touch with a relative of Len and will post her the certificate in the near future.
My friend Sandra came across this and sent it to me along with the dog tags issued to Hugh MacGlashan.

1 comment:

  1. It's wondeful to see these important pieces fo family history make it back home :)