Mr. Henderson’s notes:
Some Commanding Officers of PoW Camps allowed the PoW to set up “Sales Conventions”, for the sale of their handicraft, and the funds received would be placed in the financial account of the individual PoW for controlled access.
At Medicine Hat, not only Allied Camp Staff personnel were allowed to make purchases, but so were some members of the general public.
Surviving examples of receipts for those individual sales are extremely rare.
This example was made out to L32344, A.L. DEMERAIL of 4 Platoon, 28 Company, VGC., (Headquarters Staff) for a “Catch All” decorated wood box.