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Badge - Salvation Army

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a metal badge,( possibly silver), in the shape of a shield with an inner circle with a red background and images of a cross, the letter ‘S’ and two crossed swords. This inner circle is surrounded by a circular blue rim with gold lettering and outside this circle is a jagged rim with sixteen points. On top of the centre circles is a crown with some red colouring. The metal clip at the back of the badge is missing. The badge is somewhat tarnished. The back of the badge has three hallmarks.
Size
W 3.3 cm. H 3.8 cm.
Object Registration
002617
Keywords
salvation army, history of warrnambool, badge
Historical information
This badge is believed to be part of a uniform of an officer of the Salvation Army. It could be either a collar or a hat badge. The Salvation Army, a Christian organization, came to Warrnambool in 1887 with the arrival of Captain and Mrs John Moyle and Lieutenant William Sanderson. Their first place of worship was a Raglan Parade grain store. Today the Warrnambool Salvation Army citadel and associated buildings are in Koroit Street.
When Made
Early 20th century
Significance
This badge is of interest as an early example of the badges worn by Salvation Army personnel in Warrnambool.
Inscriptions & Markings
Blood and Fire
The Salvation Army
Last updated
17 Jan 2020 at 11:12AM