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Certificate - Empire Day 1916



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This certificate was presented to Horace Percy Taylor of 197 Homerton High Street. It was presented by the Overseas Club to commemorate the sending of gifts to the forces.

A map shows the countries then under the British Empire, as well as their allies and enemies during the war.

Associated Event

1st World War
First World War

Associated Organisation

Over-Seas Club (Produced for)

Associated Person

Taylor, Horace Percy (Owner)

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How the world is at war.

Presented on Empire Day 1916 to Percy Taylor who has helped to send some comfort to the brave Sailors & Soldiers of the British Empire who are fighting to uphold honour, Freedom and Justice.




Width (Whole): 20.4cm
Height (Whole): 12.6cm

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How the World is at War

In 1916, Britain was one of the greatest powers on Earth. At the same time, there were shortages in providing vital supplies to soldiers so the men, women and children at home were asked to contribute towards their provisions.

This certificate was presented to Horace Percy Taylor of 197 Homerton High Street.

The Art of War – Posters & Propaganda from the First World War
23 February to 28 May 2016

Empire Day, 1916

The map on this Empire Day certificate is colour coded to show the British empire, its allies and enemies, allied territory, occupied by Germany, and German colonies captured by British forces. Empire Day started in 1902 to remind children that they formed part of the British empire, and what it meant to be ‘sons and daughters’ of such an empire. This certificate was presented to Percy Taylor of Daubeney Road School, Hackney.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

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Copyright to Horace Percy Taylor

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