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Old 24-02-20, 05:47 PM
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Default button - 79th Pictou Cameron Highlanders?

A recent addition to my collection is this button numbered 79.
It is white metal, 22 mm, b/m Harrison & Smith, Birmingham
Various sources: founded 1875, merged into Buttons Limited in 1907.

It is in two early books:

G. Squire, Buttons a Guide for Collectors, plate 23, no 3.
"The 79th (Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment - Other Ranks greatcoat button, mid 1850's.

E. Vickers-Smith, Uniform Buttons, Enfield Arsenal Manual Mark 1, Plate 26, row 2, No 1.
"79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada"

I assume Mrs. Squire misunderstood the information and put the button in her British section.
What about the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada?
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Old 24-02-20, 06:19 PM
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Can find mention of 78th Pictou Regiment (Highlanders) - Allied with Seaforth Highlanders.

And :

79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada - Allied with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

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Old 24-02-20, 08:55 PM
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Can find mention of 78th Pictou Regiment (Highlanders) - Allied with Seaforth Highlanders.

And :

79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada - Allied with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.

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You are correct: the book states "79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada" for this button.
However, this regiment was formed in 1910, and the button manufacturer merged into Buttons Ltd in 1907.

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Just for your information. There was an earlier 79th in Canada.

1872: 79th Shefford Battalion of Infantry Highlanders >
1900: 79th Shefford Regiment >
1903: merged into 79th Shefford and Brome Regiment >
1904: 13th Scottish Light Dragoons.
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Old 26-02-20, 05:30 PM
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Thank you all for your replies.

I am now considering the 79th Shefford Regiment.
One uniform I could find on line has standard Canada Militia buttons.
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Is there a possibility that its Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers, 79th Corps (Glasgow), there is a similar numbered "105" in Ripley and Darmanin's book Rifle Volunteer Buttons 1859-1908 (Fig 138)?

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