Témoignages d'anciens combattants:
John Carl Bunting

Armée

  • John Carl Bunting (left) and his friend Dean in France in January of 1917. John and Dean enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force together. Collection courtesy of John Bunting's son, Jim Bunting.

    John Carl Bunting (left) and his friend Dean in France in January of 1917. John and Dean enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force together. Collection courtesy of John Bunting's son, Jim Bunting.
  • John Bunting's attestation paper dated October 25, 1915. At the age of 16, he enlisted and told officials that he was actually 18 years old. He maintained this fiction throughout his life.

    John Bunting's attestation paper dated October 25, 1915. At the age of 16, he enlisted and told officials that he was actually 18 years old. He maintained this fiction throughout his life.
  • One of a kind engravings on shells made by a German POW in Beligum. After the war, John Bunting signed on for work in the POW camps and exchanged 200 cigarettes for these personalized shells.

    One of a kind engravings on shells made by a German POW in Beligum. After the war, John Bunting signed on for work in the POW camps and exchanged 200 cigarettes for these personalized shells.
  • John Bunting's engraved shell collection. The small shells have the words "Souvenir of the Great War" and the larger ones have his name, unit and service number. All of the engraving was done with a flattened darning needle.

    John Bunting's engraved shell collection. The small shells have the words "Souvenir of the Great War" and the larger ones have his name, unit and service number. All of the engraving was done with a flattened darning needle.
  • Left: War Medal 1914-1918. Right: Victory Medal.

    Left: War Medal 1914-1918. Right: Victory Medal.
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