BACKGROUND: In 1936, the two units who were known as the 19th and 44th battalion, were reorganized into the "Lincoln & Welland" regiment with 467 in all ranks. the day prior to the Second World War, the troop was mobilized to protect the Welland Ship Canal. It was then demobilized in December of 1939, where 500 men were volunteered with the Toronto units. In 1940 the first Battalion, Lincoln & Welland, was mobilized for active service, while the 2nd Battalion was kept as reserve. The 1st Battalion arrived in the UK in 1943. They became a part of the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade and the 4th Canadian Armored division. Over 1500 men of this regiment were casualties. From the original list of men who enlisted in 1940, it is said that only 3 officers and 22 men were in the parade in St-Catharines in 1946, when the 1st Battalion was dismissed.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The circular brass cap badge has a fan-shaped shell is in the center, while within a border, the words ;Lincoln & Welland are inscribed. In a scroll beneath it, the Latin motto; Non Nobis Sed Patriae, is written. This translates to, Not for our ourselves, but for our Country. A Kings Crown is surmounted at the top. This cap badge is in excellent condition but does have a convex bend. There is no pin, but the pair of lugs are present.

GRADE***3/4                             PRICE $36.00

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