WWI 85th Infantry Battalion "Nova Scotia Highlanders" Insignia
WWI 85th Infantry Battalion "Nova Scotia Highlanders" Insignia - Cap Badge (pickled copper, unmarked but known to have been made by Tiptaft due to the solid areas on either side of the stem of the maple leaf, 55.2 mm x 64.2 mm, one of two lugs intact, a hole drilled in the tip of the leaf above the missing lug); Collar Tab, Scroll Design (pickled brass, unmarked, 19.2 mm x 50.6 mm, intact lugs and pin); and Infantry Shoulder Title (pickled copper, maker marked "W. SCULLY MONTREAL" on the reverse, 14.3 mm x 29.2 mm, intact lugs). Light contact, age residue in the recessed areas, better than very 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.