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eMedals-Two Hamilton Infantry Battalions Collar Tabs CEF

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Two Hamilton Infantry Battalions Collar Tabs CEF

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Two Hamilton Infantry Battalions Collar Tabs CEF

Two Hamilton Infantry Battalions Collar Tabs CEF - 86th Infantry Battalion "86th Machine Gun Battalion" Collar Tab (browning copper, maker marked "GEO. H. LEES CO. 1915" on the reverse, 27.6 mm x 29.7 mm, horizontal pinback); and 173rd Infantry Battalion "Canadian Highlanders" Collar Tab (browning copper, GEO. H. LEES CO. 1916" on the reverse, 27.6 mm x 29.8 mm, horizontal pinback). Light contact, better than very fine.Footnote: The 86th Infantry Battalion "86th Machine Gun Battalion" was raised in Southern Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Hamilton, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed May 22, 1916 under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W.W. Stewart with a strength of 36 officers and 1,072 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was reorganized as the Canadian Machine Gun Depot. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920. The 173rd Infantry Battalion "Canadian Highlanders" was raised and mobilized in Hamilton, Ontario, under the authority of G.O.69, July 15, 1916. The Battalion sailed November 14, 1916 under the authority of Lieutenant-Colonel W.H. Bruce with a strength of 32 officers and 930 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 2nd Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920
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