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Old 23-07-20, 08:25 AM
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Default First World War Mothers’ and Widows’ Ribbon/badge

hi all
i have this First World War Mothers’ and Widows’ Ribbon/badge.
i'm trying to research the recipient.
i think the number is 18467
any help appreciated.
im also looking for any of these that may be surplus to your needs

bc

btw, a bit of info on it


The First World War Mothers’ and Widows’ Badge was issued to the mothers and/or widows of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) or the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force who were killed in action, died of wounds or other causes while on active service, or after discharge died of wounds or sickness directly attributable to their service.

The black ribbon was machine-embroidered in gold with wattle sprigs, a Rising Sun badge, and the words "For Australia". The badges were suspended from a white metal bar which bore laurel leaves. Stars were added to the bottom bar, each indicating the death of one man. The badge was promulgated under Military Order 64 of 1919.
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Old 02-08-20, 07:11 AM
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Hi BC

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

The Navy also had a similar one but with a Fouled Anchor instead of a Rising Sun. I don't have either but do have photos of the Naval one taken at the Cerberus Museum. They also have a brass returned from Active Service badge with a Fouled Anchor.

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Old 02-08-20, 11:19 AM
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Australian government website NAA - they have digitised books for the recipients for badges like return service, female relative, mothers and widows ECT. When I can get to my other computer I can send you a direct link. These books can be downloaded as a PDF, so far they have over 100 digitised.

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OK here is the online link to the books: https://www.naa.gov.au/sites/default...ce-records.pdf

scroll down to: Registers of issued medals and badges – World War I and World War II and click that link, should take you to this:

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...es_no=MT1384/2 (NOTE this link becomes inactive if bookmarked)

ciick on the 198 beside the: Items in this series on RecordSearch

that will take you to the books which have the following information:
Series MT1384/2 comprises 157 items in 199 volumes of registers of issued medals and badges. The types of registers include:

· Mothers’ and Widows’ Badge 1914/1918; 1939/1945 (1916-1925; 1939-1948)
· Female Relatives’ Badge 1914/1918; 1939/1945 (1914-1918; 1939-1946)
· Returned from Active Service Badge 1939/1945 (1939-1951)
· General Service Badge 1939/1945
· Exemption Badge Medically Unfit 1939/1945
· Exemption Badge Reserved Occupation 1939/1945
· Register of ex-servicemen refused badges on grounds of dishonorable discharges 1939/1945
· Next of kin records 1939/1945
· Discharged Returned Soldiers Badge 1914/1918 (1916-1970)
· G.R.I Silver War Badge 1914/1918 (1914-1945)
· Volunteer Home Service Badge 1914/1918 (1916-1922)
· Volunteer Medically Unfit Badge 1914/1918 (1914-1945)
· Demobilised Troops Badge 1914/1918
· Index to badges issued for deceased soldiers AIF 1 Military District 1914/1918
· Munitions Workers Badge 1914/1918 (1916-1919)
· British War Medal 1914/1918
· Addresses of deceased members’ next of kin A.I.F 6th Military District 1914/1918

hope this helps in your research

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Gary

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Old 06-09-20, 06:00 AM
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Hi Gary

What a really useful post! MANY,MANY thanks! This is what the Forum is about I feel!
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Old 06-09-20, 06:29 AM
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hi all
i have this First World War Mothers’ and Widows’ Ribbon/badge.
i'm trying to research the recipient.
i think the number is 18467
any help appreciated.
im also looking for any of these that may be surplus to your needs

bc

btw, a bit of info on it


The First World War Mothers’ and Widows’ Badge was issued to the mothers and/or widows of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) or the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force who were killed in action, died of wounds or other causes while on active service, or after discharge died of wounds or sickness directly attributable to their service.

The black ribbon was machine-embroidered in gold with wattle sprigs, a Rising Sun badge, and the words "For Australia". The badges were suspended from a white metal bar which bore laurel leaves. Stars were added to the bottom bar, each indicating the death of one man. The badge was promulgated under Military Order 64 of 1919.
Sorry but register goes only 18450 so no luck with that one
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Old 09-09-20, 10:48 AM
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Yes, I've found that some of my searches have been "cut short" by a few digits too.
A very strange one that turned up was an Australian SWB in the 94000 range. Badge was issued on 12/1/1968 (yes, 1968!!!).

The 26 Btn man's file had a "letter" that looked as if it had been written on a shopping list asking for "the wounded medal" [quote]. They sent it to him...

I have another that is in the A 99000 and I'm picking that this will be the same "late claim".

Thanks again Gary! I've managed to track down ALL my SWBs except for two and I think that's just because I was getting square-eyed!
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