Badge - Warrnambool Red Cross 1916
From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria
- This is a circular metal badge with a cream-coloured background, a painted red cross and blue printing. The badge has a metal clip at the back
- Diameter: 2 cm.
- warrnambool red cross, world war one, badge
- The Australian Red Cross was established in 1914 as part of the British Red Cross and the Warrnambool branch was established in the same year. The local Warrnambool branch volunteers were mainly women who held sewing meetings, organized parcels for the soldiers abroad during World War One, undertook First Aid courses to be of assistance in hospitals and raised funds for the Red Cross, especially the local branch and the Melbourne branch. This badge would have been sold as part of the1916 fund-raising campaign.
- This badge is of particular interest as a badge connected to the Warrnambool Red Cross in World War One and presumably sold to raise funds for the local branch of the Red Cross.
- Warrnambool 1916
- 17 Jan 2020 at 11:16AM