Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Bought this recently off ebay. It was listed as a 10th canadian infantry battalion collar title, but I thought it might be a shoulder insignia. I don't know much about these. I've seen the larger numbered ones ( ones with 3 digits) but this one has much bigger numbers. I just wanted to know a little more about it.... thanks for looking

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Unfortunately this is missing its lugs, and was in an advanced state of decay, so in order to try and save what was left of it I gave it a CLR bath.... not something I like doing, but I saw no other alternative.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Not an expert but I believe most of the WWI battalions wore a curved 'CANADA' on the shoulder. many also has embroidered regimental titles on the upper arm.

It doesn't appear that the 10th CEF wore a plain "10" either, so my guess is a pre-1914 militia cap badge, as Cdn militia did wear brass numbers on the peaked service dress hat.

I hope that is some help, if only in narrowing your search for further information.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...