Historical information

Fundraising badge sold by the Commonwealth Button Fund to raise funds for the victims of the Armenian massacres in the Ottoman Empire during the war. The button was designed by Frances Woolcot, the Honourary Organiser of the Melbourne Branch of the Commonwealth Button Fund. The design was approved in November 1917 and the buttons were sold on 30 February 1918 - £7,300 was raised on the day.

Part of the button collection of Frederick Hyams

Physical description

Round metal badge in orange, blue, black and white. Desert scene with city, three palm trees and camels with riders silhouetted. Words printed under scene. Pin at back fits into slot

Inscriptions & markings

Servia Syria Armenia