Patriotic Australian Comforts Fund, Australia circa 1917.

The badge was made by A. Patrick, who had branches in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. The Australian Comforts Fund was formed on 24 August 1916 from the amalgamation of state based organisations, which had been active since the beginning of World War I, raising money for food and other supplies to send to troops.

Obverse Description

Bust of a soldier wearing hat with bayonet rifle over shoulder, facing three-quarters left. Australian flag as background; text around, 'OUR FIGHTING MEN AUSTRALIAN COMFORTS FUND'.

Reverse Description

Pin for wearing; text at edge 'PATRICK MAKER MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, ADELAIDE'.

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