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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

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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.

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Really hoping someone can help me with this.

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Mike

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.

Peter

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