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Old 12-07-21, 01:27 PM
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Haven't seen anything like this before and assume it was an early item.
Did a bit more digging and 'think' this may be an Australian badge .

Found a couple of similar style/manufacture badges made by SHERIDAN’S ENGRAVING & METAL STAMPING COMPANY , Hays Street , Perth.

The "Jacks Day" pin (see photos) was made in 1924 along with another "Jacks Day" one specifically for the visit of HMS Hood .

Also found an article in a 1926 Australian (Perth) newspaper (thanks Ray) about an attempt to form a Melbourne branch of the British Legion which was strongly discouraged .
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Following upon an attempt made in Melbourne to form a branch of the British Legion, and after attempting to become affiliated with the British Empire Service League, a cablegram was dispatched to Capt. Dyett from the B.E.S.L. headquarters stating that "suggested formation branch of Legion Melbourne contrary spirit of unity which animates all ex-service organisations throughout Empire";
So possibly my badge was produced by those veterans wanting to set up a British Legion branch ?

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