A conscript's souvenir

Despite the inscription that suggests he enlisted voluntarily, Percy Norris of Sprague, Manitoba, was actually conscripted in May 1918. The fact that he later ordered this souvenir scroll suggests that he was not a reluctant conscript.

"European War - For King - and Empire," to #3343675 P.H. Norris, 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment (Charles E. Neville, 1915)

scroll, 35.1cm x 50.6cm
War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War