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Catalog Number 2007.168.1
Object Name Certificate, Commemorative
Accession number 2007.168
Description "In Memoriam" Certificate

In Memoriam Certificate for Private Roy McKinley Basford. Certificate has copyright of 1918 by H.F. Wendell of Leipsic, Ohio. Private Roy McKinley Basford was born on November 15, 1896, and died on October 13, 1918, while a member of Company D, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division.

Nice looking print, with the Statue of Liberty as the center piece. With planes flying around with the British, French, and Italian flags on the top of the print. Has two men in military uniform protecting the statue with Roy McKinley's picture.

Poem printed on certificate: "He Heard humanity's clear call and knew the voice divine; He gave his life, he gave his all, In deadly battle line. The silent stars in love look down Where lies this loyal son; In frost and dew they weave a crown of honor he has won."
Date Copyright 1918
People Basford, Roy McKinley
Subjects World War I
Death certificates
Title In Memoriam Certificate for Private Roy McKinley Basford.