WWI 97th Infantry Battalion "Toronto Americans" Cap Badge
WWI 97th Infantry Battalion "Toronto Americans" Cap Badge - Browning copper, maker marked "GEO. H. LEES & Co 1915" on the reverse, 44.5 mm x 47.5 mm, intact lugs, light surface wear, near extremely fine.Footnote: The Battalion was raised and mobilized in Toronto, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed September 19, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel A.B. Clark with a strength of 31 officers and 798 other ranks. The Battalion was one of four raised from American volunteers. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the R.C.R. and P.P.C.L.I. Depot Units. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.