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Could I get some information on an "INF pin"

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Astro

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I was curious if anyone could give me any background, information, or concept of this pin

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peregrinvs

WWI Canadian infantry battalion shoulder title.

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Astro

Do you know of website that I could get more information from

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CorporalPunishment
29 minutes ago, Astro said:

Do you know of website that I could get more information from

Try the British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum.   Pete.

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ForeignGong

Hi

The aussies infantry wore these on their epaulettes prior to unit colour patches. There was also ENG, ARTY, LH and some others. Infantry units would have the Bn number, then INF and then the AUSTRALI badges. This made it very difficult for Officers to then have their Pips and Crowns as well. So the colour patch system replaced these in 1915.

 

For example a Lt in 11th Bn would have his two Pips, two 1's side by side to form the 11, then INF and finally AUSTRALIA. 

 

Peter

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Astro
On 08/10/2019 at 09:53, ForeignGong said:

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so I have it on good authority that this pin is Canadian so any information on this is much appreciated

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Astro
On 08/10/2019 at 08:44, CorporalPunishment said:

Try the British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum.   Pete.

Do you know of any government/military sights or historical resources that I could use as well

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

My grandfather, then Lieutenant W. F. Lindsay, wore INF titles above the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) "rising sun" Badges.

The photograph was taken in late 1916, when he commanded the 6th Reinforcements of 53rd Battalion, AIF, in Sydney, before embarkation for the UK.

A year later, he was photographed on leave in Paris, shortly before Promotion to Captain and command of "D" Company, with which he won the MC (wounded) on 1 September 1918.

One can see that not only had the INF disappeared by 1917, but that his cap was of the "operational" sort, and the "braces" Sam Browne had been exchanged for the cross-strap.

Kindest regards,

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Astro

Hi, I am so appreciative of this information and I thank your grandfather for his service. I was, however, wondering if anyone had information on Canadian people who have worn this and what purpose it held in the Canadian army in WW1

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regimentalrogue

The "INF" badge simply designated that the wearer was in the infantry. His other badges would have displayed his unit (cap and collar badges) and his brigade and division (shoulder patches) once he was in a front line battalion. 

 

My pages here can help you explore the stories of individual soldiers, starting with locating their service records: Researching Canadian Soldiers of the First World War

 

If you don't have a particular soldier in mind to research, this section of my website can help you explore the experiences of a single infantry battalion on the western front: The Royal Canadian Regiment and The First World War - 1914-1919

 

 

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Astro

Thank you the help is much appreciated

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clarke

You are right, Canadian badge, Australian example have two horizontal bars as in display. Australian infantry wore these badges from beginning to end of war, but not all soldiers in the infantry made the decision to wear them, I wouldn't think Canadian infantry would be much different. I too would recommend The British Badge Forum. 

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