Témoignages d'anciens combattants:
Oswald Purkis

Civil

  • This document allowed Oswald Purkis to leave Canada on June 12, 1917 for business purposes during the First World War. Courtesy of Oswald Purkis' son Frank.

    This document allowed Oswald Purkis to leave Canada on June 12, 1917 for business purposes during the First World War. Courtesy of Oswald Purkis' son Frank.
  • Mr. Purkis' Application for Exemption from Military Service. Mr. Purkis had polio as a child so he could not enlist. During WWI, he ran a business renting flags and banners to families who wanted to welcome home returning soldiers.

    Mr. Purkis' Application for Exemption from Military Service. Mr. Purkis had polio as a child so he could not enlist. During WWI, he ran a business renting flags and banners to families who wanted to welcome home returning soldiers.
  • During WWI, the Toronto Daily Star started the Tobacco Fund where people on the homefront could purchase cigarettes to be sent to overseas soldiers. This article described Mr. Purkis' experience with this programme. November 27, 1915.

    During WWI, the Toronto Daily Star started the Tobacco Fund where people on the homefront could purchase cigarrettes to be sent to overseas soldiers. This article described Mr. Purkis' experience with this programme. November 27, 1915.
  • Corporal Hugh Stewart of the 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance overseas sent Mr. Purkis this thank you letter on November 5, 1915 after receiving his donated cigarettes from the Tobacco Fund.

    Corporal Hugh Stewart of the 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance overseas sent Mr. Purkis this thank you letter on November 5, 1915 after receiving his donated cigarettes from the Tobacco Fund.
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