WWI era 181st Battalion CEF Sweetheart Badge (Gold Plated)


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Above you may view the scans for a WWI 181st Battalion sweetheart badge. This beautiful example is complete with original straight pin attachment. It has a rare maker hallmark... "D.A. Reesor". The enameling on this badge is 100%. This sweetheart was cast in the form of a 181st Battalion collar badge. A brass base badge and a beautiful sweetheart commemorative. The badge is very clean and still quite shiny... may be gilded. 


The 181st Battalion CEF was formed in 1916. This battalion was raised in the Brandon District of Manitoba, with headquarters in Brandon. Sailed for England in April of 1917,and was later absorbed into the 18th Reserve Battalion. 


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Sweetheart badges and pins were often given to a female loved one, by their soldier lover, son (usually), or father. They could have been supplied, for a cost, by the quartermaster or by a private organization, such as Birks. Most were simply converted uniform devises from the regiment, and were available in the tuck shops. Many, if not all of the battalions and regiments had this type of inspirational badge. As the war wore on, many of the givers were lost, and did not return. Consequently, these items became very cherished by their recipients. Therefore they are generally called sweethearts?  

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning

We will remember them.

                                Laurence Bunyon