WWI 156th Infantry Battalion Cap Badge CEF
WWI 156th Infantry Battalion Cap Badge CEF - Pickled copper, voided, unmarked, 42.3 mm x 43.5 mm, intact lugs, underlying copper exposed on the upper maple leaf tip on both sides from cleaning, oxidation evident on both sides, near very fine.Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Leeds and Grenville Counties of Ontario, with mobilization headquarters at Brockville under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion embarked Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the S.S. Northland on October 18, 1916, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel T.C.D. Bedeil with a strength of 28 officers and 778 other ranks, arriving on the 28th. Once in England, the Battalion was broken up and absorbed into the 2nd, 21st and 38th Infantry Battalions, the P.O.C.O.I. and the 6th Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.