Alternative Name(s): Button

Button representing the 10th Battalion, World War I. It appears to have been one of the10th Battalion Colour badges sold in South Australia on 7 April 1916 in aid of 'Trench Comforts'. The close association with the Battalion suggests that the comforts were specifically for the men of the 10th Battalion.

The 10th Battalion was one of the first infantry units raised in Australia and, together with the 9th, 11th and 12th Battalions, was part of the 3rd Brigade. The 3rd Brigade were the first to land at Gallipoli and two members of the 10th Battalion, Lance Corporal Philip Robin and Private Arthur Blackburn, are believed to have gone further inland than any of the other Australian servicemen. After Gallipoli, the 10th Battalion served on the Western Front and the last of the men serving in the battalion returned to Adelaide on 5 September 1919.

Physical Description

Round metal badge with white background and the colour patch of The 10th battalion in the centre. Words 10th BATTALION SOUTH AUSTRALIA are around edge. Pin at back fits into slot.

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