Prince of Wales' Own Regiment Officer's
Cap Badge; Prince of Wales' Own Regiment Officer's Cap Badge. 33 mm x 40 mm, finely crafted in sterling silver, hallmarked and maker marked - STERLING. In extremely fine condition. Footnote: The Regiment was founded in 1863 as the14th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada from the amalgamation of seven independent rifle companies in Kingston, Ontario. After the wedding of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, in 1863, the Regiment asked for and was given permission to become The Princess Of Wales' Own Regiment. The unit was called to active duty during the Fenian Raids of 1866 and the Rebellion of 1885. In 1899 members of the unit participated in the Boer War. During World War I the unit earned 18 battle honours in over three years of fighting in France. The PWOR contributed officers and men to the 2nd (Eastern Ontario Regiment) Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force of the 1st Canadian Division, part of Canadas First Contingent and to the 59th, 146th, and 253rd Battalions, CEF.