WWI era CEF Silver Wound Badge
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You are viewing a rare WWI "sweetheart" or service pin. It is made of silver, straight pin attachment correct and in good order. The "C" may stand for "Canada" or maybe "CEF". But the main feature of this rare badge are the two wound stipes attached. The soldier who wore this was wounded twice in WWI. A rare example from WWI.
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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? (Forever Young!)