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Badge - Melbourne Legacy Widow Badge

From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Gold brooch of the Legacy torch with red enamel containing the words Melbourne Legacy Widow mounted on a gold bar with a brooch pin.
Size
40 x 20 mm
Object Registration
01702
Keywords
widows
Historical information
An example of a Melbourne Legacy Widow's Badge. These were worn by widows to identify themselves at events. Although the date is unknown it is an earlier example of the badge than the lapel pin at 01701.
The badge of Legacy is the Torch and Wreath of Laurel. The Torch signifies the undying flame of service and sacrifice of those who gave their lives for their country. The Wreath of Laurel is the symbol of our remembrance of them.
Significance
A record of the badge given to widows when they join Legacy.
Inscriptions & Markings
Imprinted with 'Stokes Melb' on reverse.
Last updated
18 Feb 2020 at 1:40PM