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Certificate - 'Seventh War Loan, The Honor Flag', Issued to Lydia G. Thompson, World War I, circa 1918 Document Reg. No: HT 29963

Summary:
World War I Seventh War Loan subscriber's certificate circa 1918, issued to Mrs Lydia G. Thompson and signed by Federal Treasurer W. H. Watt, with undated Commercial Bank of Australia St Kilda stamp.

Known as a 'House Badge' the certificate features the 'honour flag' - an unfurled white flag with the Australian flag in the canton and a red border - depicted against a yellow background. The words 'Seventh War Loan, The Honor Flag' are printed across the top. The certificate is signed by William Alexander Watt, Commonwealth Treasurer at that time.
Description:
Colour printed certificate, yellow background with title text in blue and red ink, featuring image of Australian flag depicted within a larger white flag with a red border. Subscriber's name is handwritten in black ink. Certificate has visible horizontal fold line and small tear on the right hand side of the fold.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 245 mm (Height), 185 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, fundraising, certificates, war bonds, civilian, banking
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: Text: 'SEVENTH WAR LOAN / The HONOR FLAG / I certify that Mrs Lydia G Thompson (handwritten) has subscribed to the Seventh War Loan / W. H. Watt (signed) / Commonwealth Treasurer'.
Issued To: Mrs Lydia Thompson, St Kilda, Australia, circa 1918
Issued By: Commercial Bank of Australia, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, circa 1918
Other Association (See Comments): William Watt - Commonwealth Government Treasury, Australia, circa 1918

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