WWI 54th Infantry Battalion "Kootenay Battalion" Shoulder Title
WWI 54th Infantry Battalion "Kootenay Battalion" Shoulder Title - Browning copper, maker marked "MADE BY JACOBY BROS. VANCOUVER. B.C." on the reverse, 16 mm x 54.8 mm, intact lugs, light surface residue from cleaning, near extremely fine. Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Southern British Columbia under the authority of G.O. 86, July 1, 1915. The mobilization headquarters was at Nelson, British Columbia. The Battalion sailed November 22, 1915 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.M. Davis with a strength of 36 officers and 1,111 other ranks. The Battalion served with the 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division. The Battalion was re-designated the 54th "Central Ontario" Battalion in August 1917. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.