Summary

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.

Physical Description

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.

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