Canadian Sweetheart for the 36th Division
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You are viewing a small sweetheart badge for the British 36th Division, most likely of WWII origin. Made of brass with a red enameled hand design on a maple leaf
design. Has a spinner type attachment which is original and in good order.
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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.