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    For King and Empire badge

    Maybee not the place to post badges ? but i hope some have any opinions of this mark and history ?
    Its have a name light engraved on back with number B 21848
    Name : J Flanagan.



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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    WWI era. Here is some information for you. That is very interesting.

    http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/si...php?&dx=1&ob=3
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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiling-Knife View Post
    WWI era. Here is some information for you. That is a very interesting.

    http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org/si...php?&dx=1&ob=3
    Very helpful Smiling knife.
    Thanks for the help.

    If other members have any history or info they are welcomed

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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    You're welcome. I learned something new.... Thanks.
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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    From the link

    The Silver War Badge was instituted with effect from 12th September 1916. Round the edge it is inscribed 'For King and Empire...Services Rendered'.

    The badge, mounted as a brooch, was awarded to soldiers who sustained a wound, or contracted sickness or disability in the course of the war which necessitated being invalided out. Each badge had a number on the back.

    The reason for issue of this badge was to stop men of military age (not in uniform) being harassed, accused of cowardice and shown the 'White Feather'. It is wrong to describe it as a wound badge, as many recipients received it due to sickness and not wounds

    About 1,150,000 badges were issued with certificates. A roll of the recipients of the War Badge can be found at the National Archive, Kew (formerly known as the Public Record Office).
    How sad. And sad that they should be necessary.

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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    You could ask here. http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/

    Soldiers names can be traced by the number stamped on the back of the badge, there is a charge for this but you may find that some forum members do have part lists.

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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr4 View Post
    You could ask here. http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/

    Soldiers names can be traced by the number stamped on the back of the badge, there is a charge for this but you may find that some forum members do have part lists.

    z4
    Yes the name is : B 21848
    Name : J Flanagan.

    Its on the back of the badge.

    regards Lh

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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    Quote Originally Posted by LH 600 View Post
    Yes the name is : B 21848
    Name : J Flanagan.

    Its on the back of the badge.

    regards Lh
    If you submit a query you may be able to learn more about the man himself, beyond just his name. For example, in which regiment did he serve in in what theater of war? The members at the Great War Forum are very friendly and helpful!

    The GRI stands for Georgius Rex Imperator, for King George (V) Emperor of India.

    All the best,
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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    LH600.
    Thats lucky, he or one of his relatives must have put his name on the back.

    Here is a list of J Flanagan's who served in WW1.

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/d...1&mediaarray=*
    Last edited by zephyr4; 11-10-08 at 08:45 AM.

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    Re: For King and Empire badge

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr4 View Post
    LH600.
    Thats lucky, he or one of his relatives must have put his name on the back.

    Here is a list of J Flanagan's who served in WW1.

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/d...1&mediaarray=*

    Very great info.
    I think the Flanagan name is put behind by himself. It have a very tiny engraving of the name .

    I have too search in the database .. try too find some info

    Thanks too all of you. Great response

 

 

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