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Badge - Female Relative's Badge, Australia, 1914-1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35140

Summary:
Female Relative's Badge (without bar), issued by Australian Department of Defence, 1914-1919.

Issued to the wife and/or mother (or nearest female relative) of those on active service overseas during the World War I.

The badge without a bar indicated one relative on active service, bars were issued to indicate additional people serving.
Description:
A crowned silver and blue enamel voided badge with pin on back. At centre within an oval, AIF; around on blue background, ISSUED BY DEPT. OF DEFENCE . TO WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA .; below, FOR DUTY DONE. The reverse is stamped 33237 the makers name an metal , Wm McLEAN & Co / MELB. / STG. SIL. at back of crown.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Dot Lynch, 1990
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Height), 29 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Has additional chain and pin attached to point where bar would have been added.

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: identification
DateEra: 1914-1919 AD
Obverse Description: Within an oval, AIF; around on blue background, ISSUED BY DEPT. OF DEFENCE . TO WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA .; below, FOR DUTY DONE.
Reverse Description: Stamped 33237; the makers name an metal , Wm McLEAN & Co / MELB. / STG. SIL. at back of crown.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: AIF
ISSUED BY DEPT. OF DEFENCE . TO WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA .
FOR DUTY DONE
Wm McLEAN & Co / MELB. / STG. SIL.
Material: Silver and Enamel
Issued By: Department of Defence, Australia, 1914-1919

Comments

joe Posted on 04 Aug 2014 9:42 AM
where these badges also made by Stokes and son of melbourn,??
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 Aug 2014 11:04 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Joe,
Yes these badges were also made by Stokes and Son of Melbourne. See This website : http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL/11143/
Notice also that the badge (clasp and chain) is slightly different to that shown above.
Lexia Irving Posted on 16 Sep 2014 9:33 PM
Hello, I have one of these badges and My grandfather who went to WW1 was not married then, so would this have been given to his mother? Number on back - 123004. Thank you. Lexia Irving.

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