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Title 100th Foot 'Pork Pie' hat badge
Nationality British
Period c 1860-74

In 1881, the 100th (1st Battalion) and the 109th (2nd battalion) Foot amalgamated to form the Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). The origins of the 100th go back to 1760. They were first raised as an Irish regiment in 1804: the 100th (HRH The Prince Regent's, County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot.

They were disbanded in 1818 and the final raising of the regiment took place in 1858: the 100th (Prince of Wales Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot.

The 'Pork Pie' hat was worn as a stable service hat in the latter part of the 19th century, before the introduction of the glengarry in 1874.

The lugs on the reverse have been replaced and silver-soldered into position. This happens to be a very scarce badge, priced to reflect the replacement lugs.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : British : 19th Century]


I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005