CEF General Service buttons


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    CEF General Service buttons

    Post by madhessian on Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:08 am

    I was just wandering what styles or types of General service buttons were worn by the CEF in 1914-1918 period?

    I realize some battalions had there own buttons but for rest of the battalions , what style did they were issue or was worn?

    If somebody knows.

    Thanks Joe


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    Re: CEF General Service buttons

    Post by ypres on Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:41 pm

    From my experience, WWI Canadian OR Tunics can be found with the following non battalion closure buttons:

    1) Brass Canada buttons ( Large or small depending on the tunic )
    2) Brass Imperial buttons
    3) Compressed Leather Imperial buttons
    4) A Vegetable Ivory (Primitive Plastic) Imperial button

    There are a few others for more specific rare issue tunics but those types are seldom seen ...


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