A Royal Highlanders of Canada (Black Watch) CEF Cap Badge
A Royal Highlanders of Canada (Black Watch) CEF Cap Badge - 73rd Infantry Battalion, In browning copper, unmarked, very crisp detail, 35.4 mm x 40.9 mm, intact lugs, cleaned, minor oxidation marks, extremely fine. Foonote: The Battalion was raised in Western Quebec and Eastern Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Montreal, Quebec under the authority of G.O. 103A, August 15, 1915. The Battalion sailed March 31, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel P. Davidson with a strength of 36 officers and 1,033 other ranks. The Battalion served in France and Belgium with the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division. The Battalion was withdrawn April 14, 1917 after suffering heavy casulties at Vimy Ridge. It was replaced by the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) and the men of the 73rd were absorbed by the 13th and 42nd Battalions (Royal Highlanders of Canada), as well as the 85th Battalion. It was disbanded September 15, 1920.