Silver War Badge…

Timely Reminder…

This seems to be an appropriate time to put this in place; This Silver War Badge must have been a blessing a hundred years ago, when in the First World War [and you] were not on active service, for one reason or another then you might be deemed a coward, and it was not unheard off, of men being given a white feather, which represents a sign of cowardice, when this silver war badge was issued to service personnel from the UK & the British Empire, whether you were in the trenches or not, and you received a Service Rendered badge, or though this brave little badge has several other names, like a wound badge, home badge, time served discharge badge etc… I much prefer the name of service rendered, as it is wrote on the badge itself, and seems very appropriate, if you are lucky enough to come across one of these little fellas whilst metal detecting or rummaging around jumble sales, boot fares Etc.. look after this as it as it proves that it has been earnt, although not held in as high esteem as an actual medal, this most likely proves that someone has earned this through conflict, like a war medal they can be traced back to the owner, because each one has a service or issue number on the reverse, these were not produced until September 1916, two years after the war had started, so anyone at home who had served and was back home, received a back ordered one of these, most who received these were deemed too sick to continue, through mental health, wounds or generally unfit to continue with war service…

 

shown below is the certificate that accompanied these silver war badges, although not everyone in receipt of the badge got a certificate… click the link below to find out more;

http://www.researchingww1.co.uk/silver-war-badge

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