||Gold medallion awarded to Corporal Leonard Peter Simonsen, number 6/1190, who returned to Canvastown after World War 1. It is inscribed on the back, "A token of honour to Corporal L.P. Simonsen from Canvastown residents. Great War 1919." Then has unreadable goldmaker's marks.
Marlborough Express 17 April 1919, page 5
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
On Friday evening last a reception was given by the districts to Messrs Kelahern, Simonsen, and B. Anderson, returned soldiers. The attendance was both large and representative. Each of the guests was presented with a medal and a parcel of clothing—an outfit—from the Ladies' Patriotic Sub-Committee. The address of welcome was made by Mr A. Wratt. The social side of the gathering was buoyant and enjoyable. The outstanding features were an item or two by a company of school children under the direction of Miss Wadsworthy, and an initial appearance of a local orchestra, of which Mr John Miller is conductor.
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