Proof of veteran status
The War Service Badge, and this certificate, which verified that the holder had the right to wear it, was intended to combat the problem of the fake veteran after the First World War. Henry Whyte of St George, Ontario, served with the 19th Battalion.
certificate issued with the War Service Badge, to #55742 Henry Whyte, 19th Battalion
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
certificate, 12.7cm x 8.2cm