WWI 126th Infantry Battalion "Peel Battalion" Sweetheart Pin
WWI 126th Infantry Battalion "Peel Battalion" Sweetheart Pin - Bronze and enamels, maker marked "ELLIS BROS TORONTO" on the reverse, very crisp detail, 28 mm x 28.5 mm, vertical pinback, partial enamel loss and cracking, near extremely fine. Footnote: The Battalion was raised in the County of Peel, Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Toronto, Ontario under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed August 14, 1916 under the command of Lieutanant-Colonel F.J. Hamilton with a strength of 32 officers and 822 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was broken up and absorbed into the 109th and 116th Infantry Battalions and the 8th Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded September 15, 1920.