Cast gilt metal pin badge: a ram surrounded by a belt on which is inscription "FIRST MOUNTED RIFLES"; to each side of the belt 2 maple leaves, below the belt & leaves a scroll bearing inscription "MANITOBA CANADA SASKATCHEWAN"; badge is surmounted by a King's Crown.
John Barter volunteered for service, aged 37, in 1915 and joined the 143rd Bn CEF (BC Bantams). When moved to France & Flanders in 1917 he was medically downgraded and transferred to the Corps of Canadian Railway Troops. He later served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and survived to return home in 1919. See correspondence for further information. This item was unattributed by the donor but was presumebly collected by his father, John Barter, or one of his uncles, all of whom served in France and Flanders during First World War.
 embossed (on belt around center)
 embossed (on scroll, base of badge)
 FIRST MOUNTED RIFLES
 MANITOBA CANADA SASKATCHEWAN