A law-abiding man

Many young men attempted to evade conscription during the First World War, so the military authorities provided certificates to men who had observed the law and properly registered with the government, as proof against harassment by the police of potential employers.

Canada, Registrar of the Military Service Act, certificate of protection to John P. Albright, Keswick Ridge, New Brunswick, January 1919

War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
certificate, 15.9cm x 8.8cm