Silver Wound Badge

Date: 1919

Campaign: First World War

Ribbon: None

Metal: Silver

Size: 33 mm

Description:
A brooch mounted circular badge with the crowned royal monogram in the centre and an edge inscription FOR KING AND EMPIRE + SERVICES RENDERED +

Comments:
Awarded to all service personnel who sustained a wound in the course of the war. Although not a medal as such, it was comparable to the US Purple Heart. It was worn on the lapel in civilian dress. Each badge is numbered on the reverse.

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