Tags were attached to wounded soldiers during transfer between medical facilities. Tags often contained personal information, place of transfer and details of injury. This tag belonged to Corporal Charles Arthur Henderson, who was hit by machine-gun fire at Vimy Ridge in 1917, suffering a wound to the bladder and hip, as well as a fractured pelvis. He lay in a shell hole for six hours before he was evacuated by medical personnel. This injury permanently removed Henderson from his service with the 19th Infantry Battalion. He was invalided back to Canada in February 1918.
George Metcalf Archival Collection