WWI era sweetheart badge 61st CEF battalion


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You are viewing a WWI era sweetheart badge for the 61st CEF battalion. Made of brass with crown over "Winnipeg" scrolling. Has some patina buildup but still in very good condition, with the straight pin attachment original, intact, and in good order. 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?  

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