C037280 MAJORíS 1912 PATTERN "38th Battalion" TUNIC & VISOR CAP.

BACKGROUND: The 38th Battalion, CEF was a unit of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force. It was mobilized in Ottawa and recruited in Ottawa, Brockville, Perth, Prescott and Alexandria. An initial draft of five officers and 251 other ranks was sent to England on June 24, 1915. The battalion embarked at Montreal on August 1, 1915, aboard the Caledonian, disembarking in Bermuda on August 12, 1915. Its strength was 35 officers and 959 other ranks. The battalion embarked at Bermuda on May 30, 1916, aboard the Grampian, disembarking in England on June 9, 1916. Its strength was 35 officers and 1001 other ranks. The battalion arrived in France on August 13, 1916, becoming part of the 4th Canadian Division, 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was later reinforced by the 7th Canadian Reserve Battalion. The battalion returned to England on May 6, 1919, arrived in Canada on June 13, 1919, was demobilized in Ottawa on June 15, 1919, and was disbanded by General Order 149 of September 15, 1920. Source Wiki

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: CEF Major's 1912 pattern officer's tunic with cuff ranking made of khaki twill. Canada Militia buttons. 38th Battalion (Ottawa) cap and collar badges are officers silver and gilt pattern. All original stitching and insignia through-out. Chest size is roughly a 38" to 40". Also included in the grouping is his visor cap (nice Toronto maker), shirt and tie. All untouched original condition showing only the expected age and light wear. Nice!

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