Silver War Badge World War 1 Wound Badge
Silver War Badge World War 1 Wound Badge was awarded to service personnel who sustained a wound or contracted sickness or disability in the course of the war as a result of which they were invalided out. It was worn on the lapel in civilian clothes. Each badge was numbered on the reverse. The purpose of the badge was to prevent men of military age but not in uniform from being harassed by women pursuing them with white feathers. Later in the War medical restrictions altered and some men re-enlisted and could wear the badge in uniform.
Date: 12 September 1916.
Campaign: First World War.
Description: A brooch-mounted circular badge with the crowned royal monogram in the centre and edge inscription FOR KING AND EMPIRE + SERVICES RENDERED +.