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Regimental and King's Colours, 38th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-18

Caption: Regimental and King's Colours, 38th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-18

The 38th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force was raised in Ottawa, in 1915. It served in Bermuda, and then joined the 4th Division of the Canadian Corps in France during 1916. Except for their distinctive insignia, the Colours of Canadian units were similar to those of the British until 1968. Just before the 38th Battalion left Ottawa in 1915, it was presented with the Regimental Colour shown (left) in this painting. The King's Colour was presented to the unit's successor, The Ottawa Regiment (Duke of Cornwall's Own) in 1921. (Canadian War Museum, K-73-137)