Submitted to our Ask an Historian page by a Grade 8 student from George Street Middle School in New Brunswick.
My soldier, William D. Brewer, was awarded a "good conduct badge" on completion of two years of good conduct on September 1st, 1916.
Where do we find out what soldiers were doing to earn a badge of good conduct?
The first question submitted to our Ask an Historian page is from a Grade 10 class at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute in Ontario.
My question is based on an artefact that was brought into the school. On the side of the small wooden box there is a name stencilled. Underneath the name are the numbers and letters:
2nd W.Y. Lgt. Inty.
The student that is working on this is assuming that the Lgt stands for Light and Inty is Infantry. The student has been looking in the British Light Infantry battalions but unsure. Thoughts?