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Old 19-06-11, 04:03 PM
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Hi All, I picked up this badge today and have found only 1 picture of this badge and only a mention of a collar dog on the forum, Google seems to have nothing much apart from.
Based in Parry Sound, Ontario, the unit began recruiting in late 1915 in that city. After sailing to England in November 1916, the battalion was absorbed into the 3rd and 4th Reserve Battalions on January 4, 1917.
It was a small battalion with only 758 or so members.
So would i be right in thinking that it is one of the harder to find badges of the CEF ?.
Thanks Andy.

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Old 19-06-11, 07:34 PM
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Yes... it is a harder to find badge....cograts on owning it and thanks for showing it
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Old 19-06-11, 07:39 PM
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Nice-looking badge, Andy. What type of fixing(s) does it have on the back?

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Old 19-06-11, 09:56 PM
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It's value in Charlton's book (although out of date) reflects a much greater scarcity than many of the other CEF badges.

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Old 20-06-11, 09:08 PM
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Hi Jim,Peter & Phil
Thanks for the replies, here's the back for you peter the stamped sheet lugs which i think were common on Canadian badges, only having the Charlton's corps badges book i couldn't judge the how hard it may be to find one of these badges and it was only the lack of finding anything on this bn and badge on the forum/Google that made me think that it could be a hard to find badge, so thanks Jim & Phil.
Thanks for your interest.Andy

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Old 20-06-11, 09:29 PM
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Hi Magpie, Look no further than the Forum Albums. Here are some of my 162nd Battalion collection. http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/for...ictureid=27527
The battalion was raised in a rural area of Ontario, recruiting from Parry Sound, across the Hwy 124 area, into Burk's Falls, up to Sundridge, Trout Creek, Powassan and some activity in the area just south of North Bay. It was bounded on the east by Algonquin Park. The area is mostly Canadian Shield, with pockets of farming. It was a major lumbering area at the turn of the century into the First World War era. As such, the population was sparse, and the communities were small and very young. The area had just been settled around the turn of the century. The major transportation link was the north - south railways, with no major highway connection until around the 1930's. The battalion (or part of it) camped in Sundridge before moving to Camp Borden. The recruitment area explains the low numbers in the battalion.
There are at least three finishes for the badges, a darkened copper, with the numbers in plain copper. (Probably removed by the soldiers.) A darkened brass badge, and a plain brass badge. All have matching collars, and the collars are only one side. I have never seen a pickled finish on 162nd Bn badges. While none of the badges are easy to find, (and I live near the area), the brass are quite scarce. I am of the opinion that they may have been for nco's or perhaps even officers. Stamped lugs, the Ellis pattern are the most common, but there are badges that have wire lugs.
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Old 18-07-20, 09:39 PM
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Hi Bill
I am not a badge collector however my paternal Grandfather was Private Frank Wood in the 162nd Parry Sound Battalion.
Where would i look to try and buy a badge from this battalion.'
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