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Badge - 1914 Imperial Reservists

From the Collection of Wangaratta RSL Sub Branch 2-4 Templeton Street Wangaratta Victoria

Description
Gold badge with crown on top, blue around outside, with Union Jack and Red Ensign in the middle. Has a horse shoe hook on back with a number.
Size
2.2cm wide, 3cm high, 6mm deep
Object Registration
155.1
Keywords
wwi, world war 1, imperial reservists, australia
When Made
c1914
Significance
British Imperial Reservists (IRs) who were living in Australia were recalled to the British Expeditionary Forces in World War One (WWI). Reservists sailed from Melbourne, Victoria on the HMAT Miltiades as part of the first convoy (Convoy 1) of troops leaving Australia in October 1914.
Inscriptions & Markings
On front: 1914 Imperial reservists Assn, Australia.
On back: One has 96, the other 69.
Last updated
8 Nov 2019 at 3:29PM