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Badge - Merchant Service War, Australia, circa 1919 Reg. No: NU 35727
- Merchant Service War Badge manufactured by Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, circa 1919.
The badge was issued for servies rendered at sea.
- A gilt bronze badge. The obverse features the Australian flag set within a circular border with the legend, MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .; below on ribbon, FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA. The reverse has the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELBOURNE and has been stamped, 1662
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||35 mm (Height), 34 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Civilian Life|
|DateEra:||circa 1919 AD|
|Obverse Description:||Australian flag set within a circular border with the legend, 'MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .'; below on ribbon, 'FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA'.|
|Reverse Description:||Makers name, 'STOKES & SONS / MELBOURNE'; stamped below, '1662'. The lug for mounting on clothes has been removed.|
|Inscriptions:||MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .
FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA
STOKES & SONS MELBOURNE
|Issued By:||Australia, circa 1919|
|Manufacturer:||Stokes & Sons, Australia, circa 1919|
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