WWI 85th Infantry Battalion "Nova Scotia Highlanders" Badge
A First War 85th Infantry Battalion "Nova Scotia Highlanders" Badge - Pickled copper, unmarked but known to have been by Hemsley due to the voided areas on either side of the stem of the maple leaf, 54 mm x 64.5 mm, intact lugs and pin, light contact, extremely fine. Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Nova Scotia with mobilization headquarters at Halifax under the authority of G.O. 103A, August 15, 1915. The Battalion sailed October 12, 1916 with a strength of 34 officers and 1,001 other ranks under the command of Lieutenant E.C. Phinney. The Battalion served in France and Belgium when it replaced the 73rd in the 12th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Brigade. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.