by Bill Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:24 pm
That is a nice example of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada tunic. What makes you think it was worn in battle? Cdn infantry were issued two sets of battledress, and one set was saved for walking out, formal parades, best dress situations. The other bd, for lack of a better term was worn for active service / fatigue type duties. From the appearance of your example, it looks like a "best" bd.
At the end of the war, most tunics worn at the front were in such a state that they were turned into stores and new ones were issued. The tunics we see on the market are the ones the soldiers wore home, and not likely ones that were worn at the front. (If you think the stain on the arm indicates front line service, it may have been in a bar...) Just some points to put some perspective on the uniforms we collect.