WWI Era Seaforth Sweetheart Broach
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You are viewing a WWI era Oval Seaforth Highlanders Sweetheart broach. Made of brass and has a straight pin type attachment. Has "Seaforth Highlanders 6th Battalion inlaid in the white enameling, which surrounds a very detailed miniature stags head, above the motto set in dark blue enameling. An intricately made broach with enameling at about 90%.
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 years passed, many of the givers were lost, and did not return. (The Canadian battalions had an average of over 50% casualties) 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.
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