Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by wompingwillow, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. Sorry I have no picture of this and not sure were to start finding out about this item

    Basically its a pin badge with the kings crest on it, the wording around it is for king and empire services rendered.

    it has a kind of fob attached to it with a picture of the effel tower and the words snir de paris and the other side has a picture of arc de triomphe (however this fob is made of Brass(?) and doesn't seem to be attached in any proper way to the pin badge)

    anyone any idea what this might be?

    Thanks in advanced


    edited king not kind!

    if it's any help I'm also in possation of my great grandads first world war medels, however my dad seems to think this badge belonged to my grandmother who was a red cross nurse during WW2
  2. Sounds like this from WWI:

    “The Silver War Badge
    The Silver War Badge (SWB), sometimes erroneously called the Silver Wound Badge, was authorised in September 1916 and takes the form of a circular badge with the legend "For King and Empire-Services Rendered" surrounding the George V cypher. The badge was awarded to all of those military personnel who were discharged as a result of sickness or wounds contracted or received during the war, either at home or overseas. “

    They usually had the recipients service number on them.

    Other thing appears to be something someone tacked on?