WWI 163rd Infantry Battalion Officer's Badge
WWI 163rd Infantry Battalion "Canadiens Francais" Officer's Cap Badge - Silvered pickled copper, voided, unmarked but known to have been manufactured by Hemsley, 41 mm x 47.6 mm, dual prongs and horizontal pinback, red leather support behind the voided area, slight gilt wear, extremely fine. Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Quebec, with mobilization headquarters at Montreal under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. On May 24, 1916 the Battalion was moved to Bermuda for garrison duty. On November 27, 1916 the Battalion sailed for England under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel H.DesRosiers with a strength of 38 officers and 822 other ranks. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 10th Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded September 15, 1920.