- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada
- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Personal symbol
- Department Arms and Technology
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1919/12/01
- Latest 1919/12/31
- Inscription 639149 PTE. D.J. BADOUR; STERLING
- Support loose
- Materials Sterling silver
- Rank Private
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Unit 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
- Person / Institution Subject, Badour, Private Delbert J.
- Measurements Length 3.8 cm, Width 3.1 cm, Thickness 0.2 cm
- Caption Medals Project- Badour, Delbert
Delbert Badour was born in Westport, Ontario, on 27 July 1895. He was the son of McGuire Badour, a farmer, and Bridget Badour.
A machinist by trade, Badour enlisted in the 156th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, in Brockville, Ontario, on 15 December 1915. After receiving basic training in Canada, he left for England with his unit on SS Northland, arriving there on 28 October 1916. Badour was transferred through a number of different units before being posted to the 2nd Battalion on 2 March 1918. Three weeks later, he was shipped to France, joining the 2nd Battalion in the field on 22 March 1918.
Badour received a gunshot wound to his left arm on 11 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens, which was part of the Hundred Days Offensive. While he was being treated, doctors discovered that he had pulmonary tuberculosis attributed to his military service. He was sent to Canada for treatment on 14 October 1918 and was discharged from the military for medical reasons a month later.
Badour died on 23 March 1921 while undergoing treatment for tuberculosis at Kingston Hall Military Hospital, in Kingston, Ontario. As his fatal illness was attributed to his military service, he was considered a casualty of the First World War.
Delbert Badour is buried in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Brockville, Ontario.