WWI 58th Infantry Battalion Officer's Cap Badge, Collar Tabs and Buttons
WWI 58th Infantry Battalion Officer's Cap Badge, Collar Tabs and Buttons - Officer's Cap Badge (gilt on copper, maker marked "TIPTAFT B'HAM" on the reverse, 46 mm x 49 mm, intact lugs and pin); two Collar Tabs (browning copper, unmarked, 23.5 mm x 23.8 mm and 24.5 mm x 25.8 mm respectively, intact lugs and pins); ten Large Buttons (brass, seven maker marked "PITT & Co. LONDON" on the reverse, 25 mm each, three maker marked "TIPTAFT LTD BIRMINGHAM", 26 mm each, all with intact loops); and eight Small Buttons (brass, unmarked, 19 mm each, intact loops). Better than very fine. Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Central Ontario under the authority of G.O. 103A, August 15, 1915. The mobilization headquarters was at Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario (Camp Niagara). The Battalion sailed November 22, 1915 from Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the S.S. Saxonia, with a strength of 40 officers and 1,091 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel H.A. Genet, arriving in England on December 2nd. The Battalion served in France and Belgium with the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division.