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WW1 CEF - 147th ( Grey ) Battalion Canada Expeditionary Force Bronzed Shoulder Title
In excellent condition with two original lugs to the reverse and stamped Tiptaft (indicating made in Britain as this was a Birmingham based firm).
The 147th (Grey) Battalion, CEF was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, raised by the 31st Grey Regiment. Based in Owen Sound, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in Grey County. It departed to Camp Niagara 19 May 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel G.F. MacFarland, where it trained until 4 July when it moved to the brand new Camp Borden. The 147th left Camp Borden on 5 October for embarkation overseas, sailing on the sister ship to RMS Titanic, RMS Olympic, arriving at Liverpool, England on 20 November. After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 8th Reserve Battalion on 1 January 1917. The 147th (Grey) Battalion, CEF had one Officer Commanding: Lieut-Col. G. F. McFarland.
Of note, the 147th's Private Thomas William Holmes, VC, of Owen Sound won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Passchendaele on 26 October 1917, while serving with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Tommy Holmes became Canada's youngest winner of the VC and the Owen Sound Armoury is named in his memory. Each year on Remembrance Day, a firing party from The Grey and Simcoe Foresters, which perpetuates the 147th, fires a volley over his grave at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound.
Code: 58886Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 Canada - Brass Shoulder Title
In good condition with two original loops to the reverse. Some twisting to lugs otherwise in very good condition.
Code: 58772Price: 8.00 GBP
WW1 Seaforth Highlanders / CANADA Bronze Metal Shoulder Title - Tabs - O.B. Allan
A scarce title with two sets of original tabs to the reverse and maker marked O.B. Allan. In very good condition.
Babin No E72 refers.
Code: 58760Price: 40.00 GBP
WW1 87th ( Montreal ) Battalion CEF - GV Pattern Grenadier Guards of Canada Brass Cap Badge
A good die struck example with two original loops to the reverse. The cypher is the interleaved variety as worn during the reign of King George V. Circa 4.5cm tall.
The policy had been to not send CEF battalions overseas with their Militia titles; for the Canadian Grenadiers, especial authority was sought from His Excellency The Governor-General, HRH The Duke of Connaught who as a British Grenadier authorised additionally the wearing of Grenadier Guards' badges.
NFLD Newfoundland Regiment Large Brass Shoulder Title
Brass shoulder title with two original 2 loops to reverse. Some surface scratches to brass otherwise in very good condition.
WW2 Canadian Women ' s Army Corps ( C.W.A.C.) Officer' s Bi-Metal Cap Badge
A bi-metal officer' s cap badge with two original loops to the reverse. Raised for wartime service only. In very good condition.
Code: 58509Price: 18.00 GBP
WW2 Canadian Women ' s Army Corps ( C.W.A.C.) Set of Insignia Cap, Collar and Shoulder Titles
A gilding metal cap badge, a left facing brass collar badge and a matched pair of brass shoulder titles, all with correct and original loops to the reverse. Raised for wartime service only.
WW1 Canadian Royal Horse Artillery Brass Cap Badge - Gaunt & Sons, London
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - A very scarce badge with George V's cypher, slider (slightly flattened) maker marked with crescent stamp JR Gaunt & Sons, London. In good condition, a strong stiff badge.
Mazeas No MS11 refers.
Code: 58329Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 4th Overseas Canadian Mounted Rifles Brass Cap Badge - Tiptaft, UK made
An attractive brass cap badge to the 4th Overseas Mounted Rifle Battalion with two original loops to the reverse. 4.7cm tall and 4.5cm wide. Some polishing. Stamped with maker's mark "Tiptaft B'ham" on reverse of right antler.
Babin No 4-4a refers.
Code: 58322Price: 30.00 GBP
Canada - Saskatoon Light Infantry White Metal Cap Badge
A white metal cap badge which has seen a bit of service but in good condition with two original loops to the reverse and embossed 'R' to the reverse. Circa 3.8cm tall.
Mazeas No M157 refers.
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