In the early summer of 1918, Alfred Munnings was recalled to
London. He was to complete various works for the Canadian War
Memorials Fund. For what he described as a "small sum" (the figure
is not known even approximately) he transferred 44 paintings to
Lord Beaverbrook's organization.
The artist considered his experiences with Canadian units to have
been among the most rewarding events of his life. He did not
doubt that when Richard Jack (the British painter who had been
the first artist hired by Lord Beaverbrook) sponsored him for
associate membership in the Royal Academy in the spring of 1919,
it was due to his contributions to the Canadian War Memorials
Fund art collection.