Canadian 89th Regiment of Militia OR’s Helmet Plate circa 1901-14
A scarce die-stamped gilding metal example. Within crowned maple sprays, a shield bearing the pierced numerals, ‘89”’ a tower and three upright swords, a beaver at the base; side scrolls ‘J’Y Suis’ and ‘En Garde’ and base scroll, ‘Temiscouata Rimouski’.
Two loops to reverse. VGC
Originally raised in 1869 as the Rimouski Provisional Battalion and a unit in the Canadian Military District No.7 (Quebec). See “Canadian Militia Badges Pre 1914” by Mazeas, HP 265. Provenance Hugh King Collection.