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Old 20-10-17, 05:57 AM
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Hi all, not often been to this portion of the Forum, have an Australian Returned from Active Service, badge numbered 250210 can anyone throw some light onto it please?
It is made by Amor of Sidney and appears to have been Gilded?

Have we a date for this badge?

And the Service number? Has anyone a roll for the recipients name?

Many thanks billy
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Old 20-10-17, 06:28 AM
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G'day Billy

All returned diggers were issued with this badge in brass, the Navy had a different badge with an anchor, a rubber stamp was placed on the back of the Discharge Certificate and the number was written onto the stamp in ink, the same occurred for the larger silver British badge. I have the discharge certificate for a family member and his medals and both the Aussie and the British badges and the number of each badge was written on its rubber stamp on the back of the discharge Certificate.

I hope that this helps, however I cant help with identifying the recipient.

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Old 20-10-17, 09:40 AM
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Hi Billy,

I think I've found your guy, see attached: The document is noted as:

"List of brass discharge badges issued to discharged members of the Australian Imp. Force."

It's not shown on this page, but it is "250210" they just left off the "250" on this page.

Cheers, Tim

PS the document is dated 11 Feb 1921, but I imagine the badge was made well before this.

PPS A.M.T.S. is Australian Mechanical Transport Service
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Old 21-10-17, 10:21 AM
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Tim absolutely brilliant! Amazing how quick this was and the fact it is getting on to 100 years! The fact his surname is O, Hara suggests quite strongly he was Irish which is great! Being Northern Irish myself, will update another thread, many thanks for this! Billy

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Old 21-10-17, 11:55 AM
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No problem Billy, found a couple of other things out,

O'HARA Frederick Samuel : Service Number - 1993 12852 : Place of Birth - Wilcannia NSW : Place of Enlistment - Morphettville SA : Next of Kin - (Wife) O'HARA Christina Edith

seems he was born in Australia, but I suspect off you dug deeper, you may find his family came out from Ireland during the late 1800's. I think 20% odd of Australians' were of Irish decent in those days.

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Old 21-10-17, 12:28 PM
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Many thanks Timm relly amazing as to what you can find! All the best billy
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Tim absolutely brilliant! Amazing how quick this was and the fact it is getting on to 100 years! The fact his surname is O, Hara suggests quite strongly he was Irish which is great! Being Northern Irish myself, will update another thread, many thanks for this! Billy
Take a look at his "Attestation Form", available online.

These are fascinating.
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Billy,

If you look through the following photographs his might be amongst them.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/slsaww...th/7995059324/

Keith
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Hi Billy,

I think I've found your guy, see attached: The document is noted as:

"List of brass discharge badges issued to discharged members of the Australian Imp. Force."

It's not shown on this page, but it is "250210" they just left off the "250" on this page.

Cheers, Tim

PS the document is dated 11 Feb 1921, but I imagine the badge was made well before this.

PPS A.M.T.S. is Australian Mechanical Transport Service
Tim do you have all the lists regarding the badges?

Jack
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Old 22-10-17, 09:24 AM
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Hi Jack,

I found it on the Aus Archives site:

http://www.naa.gov.au

I searched "Munitions Workers"

I don't think they are complete but many records are now online.

Cheers, Tim
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I would be interested to know if any one could tell me about this number .
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Jack, saw this today on Aussie eBay. I have no connection with the seller, nor knowledge as to it's worth or not, but it looks interesting...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW1-Austra...EAAOSw-K9ZGh2r

Pukman, you may find something if you look around the Australian archives site, linked above. Some (but not all) records are online now.


Cheers, Tim



Cheers, Tim

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Thanks Tim ,


Might be like finding a needle in a haystack !! Unless someone has a list matching numbers with names .


Cheers Iain
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