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Badge - Membership, Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League, Australia, circa 1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35284

Summary:
Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League Membership Badge issued in Australia, circa 1920.

The current version of this badge, introduced in 1990, is known as the Returned & Services League badge.
It is to be "worn in honour only by those who have rendered service in the armed forces of the Crown or its allies".
Description:
A crowned shield shaped enamelled red, white and blue badge with lugs removed from back. The obverse depicts a sailor and a soldier with rifles, below on a red ribbon, AUSTRALIA around on a blue background, RETURNED SAILORS & SOLDIERS . IMPERIAL LEAGUE . The reverse has been stamped, V 42060 and has the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELB.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Height), 18 mm (Width)

More information

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
Tertiary Classification: identification
DateEra: circa 1920 AD
Obverse Description: At centre, a sailor and a soldier with rifles, below on a red ribbon, AUSTRALIA around on a blue background, RETURNED SAILORS & SOLDIERS . IMPERIAL LEAGUE .
Reverse Description: Stamped, V 42060 and has the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELB.
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Irregular
Issued By: Returned Sailors & Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (RSSILA), Australia, circa 1920
Manufacturer: Stokes & Sons, Australia, circa 1920
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