WW1 CANADIAN 138th OVERSEAS BATTALION SWEETHEART BROOCH
A fine enamel example with brooch fixing to reverse.
The 138th Battalion, CEF, was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in that city. After sailing to England in August 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 47th, 50th, 137th, and 175th Battalions, CEF, on December 8, 1916. The 138th Battalion, CEF, had one officer commanding: Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Belcher.
The perpetuation of the 138th Battalion was assigned to the Edmonton Fusiliers in 1929. This regiment merged into the 19th (Alberta) Armoured Car Regiment, RCAC, in 1946.