WW1 Era Gerneral List Officers/Sweetheart Cap Badge


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You are viewing the scans for this WWI General List Badge. It has a straight pin type attachment so it may be a sweetheart badge or perhaps another type of officer grade badge.The detail on this badge is very fine, also lending to the side of an officer grade badge. View the scans. It is made of brass, with its original straight pin backing, horizontally positioned, and in good order. These badges were used by the CEF during training, and as transitional badges for troops awaiting assignment to battalions.


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Sweetheart badges and pins were often given to a female loved one, by their soldier lover, son (usually), or father. They could have been supplied, for a cost, by the quartermaster or by a private organization, such as Birks. Most were simply converted uniform devises from the regiment, and were available in the tuck shops. Many, if not all of the battalions and regiments had this type of inspirational badge. As the war wore on, many of the givers were lost, and did not return. Consequently, these items became very cherished by their recipients. Therefore they are generally called sweethearts?

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning

We will remember them.

Laurence Bunyon