WWI 99th Infantry Battalion "Essex Battalion" Cap Badge
WWI 99th Infantry Battalion "Essex Battalion" Cap Badge - Pickled copper, unmarked, 40.8 mm x 48 mm, intact lugs, extremely fine.Footnote: The Battalion was raised in Essex County, Ontario with mobilization headquarters at Windsor under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion sailed May 31, 1916 aboard the S.S. Olympic, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel T.B. Welch with a strength of 36 officers and 825 other ranks, arriving in Liverpool, England on June 8th. In England, the Battalion was absorbed into the 35th Reserve Battalion, which in turn was absorbed into the 4th Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.