151st CEF Battalion Sweetheart Badge
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You are viewing a 151st CEF Battalion sweetheart badge. May also be an officer grade collar devise. In very good condition, with the straight pin intact and in good order. Made of copper and a fine period example.
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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?