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Badge - Warrnambool Red Cross 1916

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

Description
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
Size
Diameter: 2 cm.
Object Registration
002618
Keywords
warrnambool red cross, world war one, badge
Historical information
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.
When Made
1916
Significance
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.
Inscriptions & Markings
Warrnambool 1916
Last updated
17 Jan 2020 at 11:16AM