WWI era 3rd CEF Battalion Cap badge (Toronto)
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Above you may view the scans for a vintage brass example of the 3rd CEF Battalion cap badge of the WWI era. This distinctive badge has both lugs complete and original. Both lugs have welded stems ...
The volunteers who populated this battalion were from the the Toronto area. On August 6th 1914, (the very beginning of the war) the call went out ... and they came from shops, factories, and schools ... they came. They assembled outside of Montreal, at the Valcartier camp. By the end of September, this army of citizens had been uniformed, armed, and appeared ready. With high spirits they sailed for England, with the expectation that this war would end quickly, and they would be home for Christmas. On Oct 3rd 1914, 1144 members of the 3rd Canadian CEF battalion embarked under command of Lt. Col. R. Rennie.
Upon their arrival in England they were moved quickly up to the front line in France , and served with the 1st Infantry Brigade of the 1st Canadian Division. Most of these original lads are now forever young...
A clean original piece ...
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