The Story of a Soldier
First World War group, copied for J. D. Patterson in 1918
Anonyme - Anonymous
1918, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
12 x 17 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: male (26812) , Photograph (77678) , portrait (53878)
August 14, 1914
My name is John Berton, I'm a 24 year old man, and today I volunteered in the Royal Canadian Military to help in the war against Germany. Because of this I've decided to keep a journal of my leave of duty for the next three or four months. I went to the recruiting post and they checked me over to see that I was fit and healthy. I got my picture taken with the regiment I was assigned to, and then they marched us off to boot camp. I'll probably be back home by Christmas.
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