Badge - S.A. Wounded Soldiers Fund, circa 1915-1918 Object Reg. No: SH 950403

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Button

Small metal badge depicting an Australian soldier in uniform on the battlefield, in front of a red Australian flag which is drooping in the mud. Smoke from a battle is visible. Inscribed 'S.A.Wounded Soldiers Fund'. Made around 1915-1918 in South Australia.

While much of the support for wounded and ill soldiers was co-ordinated through the Red Cross, other organisations were formed for this purpose. Some established convalescent homes and other facilities. Money was collected by the South Australian Wounded Soldiers' Fund from at least May 1915.
Description:
Small metal badge, with metal pin at back which fits into a hole in the back of the badge. The front is coloured white, with an image of an Australian soldier in uniform on the battlefield, in front of a red Australian flag which is drooping in the mud. Smoke from battle is suggested. The back of the badge is slate-coloured metal.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum of Victoria Numismatics Collection, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.20 cm (Width), 2.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, community organisations services, world war i 1914-1918, fundraising, australian military forces, relief of war casualties
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: 'S.A.WOUNDED SOLDIERS FUND' printed at the top of the badge.
Place & Date Made: Australia, circa 1915-1918
Made For: South Australian Wounded & Soldiers' Fund, South Australia, Australia, circa 1915-1918
References: "WOUNDED SOLDIERS' FUND." The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) 25 May 1915: 9. Web. 15 Jan 2013 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59601399>;.

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