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WWI Nova Scotia Highlanders Tam O'Shanter 85th Battalion

This is a very rare complete WWI Nova Scotia Highlanders Tam O'Shanter with the 85th Battalion overseas Cap Badge and Headdress Hackle. The wool body of this cap is in excellent condition with almost no blemishes. This was worn for a long period of time and show it on the inside with no visible markings or tags, still in wearable condition with one of the four eye-loops pulled through on the inside. The hackle is in excellent condition with the delicate feathers still intact. The battalion is most famous for capturing Hill 145 in their first battle. Since this hill overlooked all of the newly taken Canadian positions it could not remain in German hands. At 6 pm the 85th launched an attack unsupported by artillery due to the closeness of the hill to the Canadians. Ten minutes later the battalion had taken the hill in a ferocious bayonet charge at the cost of 56 dead and almost 300 wounded, many of whom later died. Excellent opportunity for the Great War collector.

  • Item #: 25798
  • Availability: SOLD

Tags: Canadian Hat WW1