Returned from Active Service badge made by Amor in Sydney, Australia, 1914-1919. It is inscribed with the number '15066'.
Badges such as this one were issued to soldiers by the Department of Defence to indicate they had returned from active service. It showed they had helped the war effort by serving their country. Sometimes returned soldiers were wrongfully accused of showing disloyalty to their country because they were not seen wearing a military uniform so wearing the badge helped avoid this. A number was often stamped on the reverse and a certifcate was provided as authentication.
A crowned gilt bronze badge with two lugs on back. The obverse has the rising sun behind a crown; below on ribbon, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES; below, A.I.F; around, ISSUED BY DEPT. OF DEFENCE . RETURNED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE. The reverse has been stamped, 15066 and has the maker's name, AMOR / SYDNEY
The rising sun behind a crown; below on ribbon, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES (worn); below, A.I.F; around, ISSUED BY DEPT. OF DEFENCE . RETURNED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE.
Stamped, 15066; below, the makers name, AMOR / SYDNEY
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES A.I.F ISSUED BY DEPT. OF DEFENCE . RETURNED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE. 15066 AMOR SYDNEY
Type of item
28 mm (Width), 38 mm (Height)
Round with crown at top
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