Join the Canadian Engineers!

This card, featuring a quote from British prime minister David Lloyd George and a famous illustration from "Punch" magazine marking the 2nd Battle of Ypres, could be used to encourage enlistment in any unit. Hopkins eventually joined the 86th Battalion rather than the 1st Field Troop, Canadian Engineers.

"I thought you would like to know" - Cecil Hopkins, Hamilton, Ontario, to Mrs J. Dimmick, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, 27 August 1915

postcard, 14cm x 8.5cm
War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War