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Object ID # 1961.064.122
Object Name Pin, Promotional
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1918
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Pin that reads "DUTY DONE" in a black scroll along the bottom edge. It has a black and white bust portrait of a Boer War hero, Field Marshall Herbert Kitchener, 1st Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum, a mustached military man (soldier) in a military uniform that has epaulettes and a high collar. He was granted the title Earl Kitchener in 1914.
Provenance No information on the original ownership of this item.

Last owned by Beatrice McDonald (née McKinley) who grew up in Bognor, Sydenham Township, Grey County. She married Peter McDonald in 1926. Beatrice McDonald later lived in Chatsworth, Grey County.

She likely was also related to William McKinley Sr. (b. 1819 in Scotland) and his wife Beatrice McKinley (b. 1829 in Scotland). This older couple had emigrated in 1856. They too were in the 1901 census, as were her parents.

Beatrice McDonald, was a grand-daughter of William Penner of Sullivan Township, Grey County, who had emigrated from Ireland in the 19th-century.

The circa 1880 map of Sullivan Township present in the H. Belden illustrated atlas of Grey County has the William Penner farm labelled.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Metal/Enamel/Brass/Ink
Found Grey County, Ontario
Subjects World War I (First World War/The Great War)
Function A round, patriotic lapel pin.