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Certificate of Appreciation - 'A Man Went Forth', A. D. Waugh, World War I, 1916 Document Reg. No: HT 29956

Certificate of Appreciation presented to Private Adam Duncan Waugh for his service in World War I. Included on the certificate is a photograph of Waugh in uniform, the year of his enlistment and the colours of the 38th Battalion.

Waugh was 20 one years old when he enlisted on 1 May 1916. Prior to his enlistment Waugh had worked for three years as a coach builder in Kangaroo Flat, Victoria. Waugh served with the 38th Battalion in France as part of the 3rd Reinforcements until February 27, 1917 when he was wounded in the upper right arm, resulting in a compound fracture of his humerus. He was sent to a hospital in England and subsequently returned to Australia where he was discharged on 28 January 1918.

Waugh received the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Framed and glazed certificate depicting a print of an armed serviceman shown from the side and advancing towards the right. Leaves and red dots form a border around an inscription that identifies the serviceman who received the certificate, the year of his enlistment and commemorates his service. In the bottom right corner is a mounted portrait of a serviceman (presumably the one referred to in the inscription), also framed by a leaf pattern. The colours of the 38th Battalion form the centrepiece of the border along the top of the certificate. The years 1914 and 1918 along with the phrase "The World War" is shown along the top of the certificate, above the border. Plain wooden frame with a simple relief reminiscent of a string of beads.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 532 mm (Height), 430 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurements refer to the frame of the image

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, certificates, medals, military awards
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: Printed along the top of the certificate and above the border in black ink: '1914 The World War 1918'
Printed across the middle of the certificate in red ink: 'A Man Went Forth / From This Home'
Continued from above inscription but in black ink: 'A.D. Waugh. (underlined) / 1916. (underlined) / To fight for the / preservation of / (seven dots) Australia's / nationhood. (underlined)'
Other Association (See Comments): 1916

Date inscribed on certificate, which was the year of Waugh's enlistment
Person Named: Private Adam Waugh - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), circa 1918

As a commemorative item the object would have been created sometime after World War I but it is difficult to say exactly how long after.

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