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Title: Silver War Badge
Keywords: Silver War Badge
World War 1
Great War
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2012
Description: Silver War Badge. Also known as the Wound Badge, this was awarded to men who were discharged from the army through sickness or wounds. There was general disapproval among the public towards men in civilian clothes when it was assumed they were "not doing their bit". The badge was intended to signify that the man had performed military service and was no longer required to do so. It was only to be worn on civilian attire on the right lapel. The design is in the form of the King's Cypher GRI (Georgius Rex Imperator)surrounded by the legend "For King and Empire*Services Rendered". Each was numbered on the back. The recipient's name and regiment may be traced by consulting the Silver War Badge Rolls either online, or at the National Archives in Kew, London.
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World War I

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