Often times we get neat items in at the market. We also come across the truly rare and intriguing items that you'd love to have known who they belonged -- to just have the opportunity to sit down with them for a conversation to find out so much more about the original owner.
Recently, one of our vendors brought in a collection of WWI items, with a cap pin of 133rd Battalion included in the items. So I had to do some digging to find out more about this battalion, and here's what I was able to dig up.
This unit started out in Simcoe, Ontario and eventually recruited 665 men in Norfolk County through 1915 - 1917 for WWI, and had just one commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel A. C. Pratt.
The 133rd sailed for England 30 Oct 1916, and was disbanded on September 17, 1917
Want to look up a Battalion? This page is a great resource.
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