WWI Silver & Enamel 21st Infantry Bn Sweetheart


WWI Silver & Enamel 21st Infantry Battalion Sweetheart.  Stamped St Silver – Pin intact – Measures 1.8cm x 1.8cm.  Some surface scratches to enamel, otherwise VGC.  The  21st Battalion raised in 1915 as part of the First Australian Imperial Force for service during World War I and formed part of the 6th Brigade, attached to the 2nd Division. It fought during the Gallipoli campaign and on the Western Front before being disbanded in late 1918. The battalion was the first Australian battalion to commence active operations on the Western Front and also had the distinction of being the last to pull back when the Australian Corps was withdrawn from the line.  Thank you Wikipedia!