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Old 30-09-22, 12:41 AM
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This is the badge that got interested in military badges, it was left to me by my uncle who served in WW2.
It is the first pattern - February 1902 Australian Rising Sun
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Old 30-09-22, 02:05 PM
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Old 30-09-22, 05:46 PM
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This is the badge that got interested in military badges, it was left to me by my uncle who served in WW2.
It is the first pattern - February 1902 Australian Rising Sun
It looks like two pieces put together to me, that were never together originally ? Show us the back please.
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Old 30-09-22, 08:06 PM
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Looks good - an original and hard to find early rising Sun badge.

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looks fine to me ,nice badge
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Old 30-09-22, 10:12 PM
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all looks good from the front
looks to be a collar badge? so many have the middle tip missing
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Old 01-10-22, 12:10 AM
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It looks like two pieces put together to me, that were never together originally ? Show us the back please.
Andy
Hi
Badge is one piece, smaller than current rising sun and bigger than a collar
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Old 01-10-22, 12:15 AM
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Thanks to all for the comments, the badge is smaller than current Rising Sun but bigger than a collar. Mum gave it to me with one of Uncle Keiths medals, he had two and she put one in with his ashes, he was a good bloke, sadly missed
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Welcome , enjoy!
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Badge is one piece, smaller than current rising sun and bigger than a collar
Nice one thanks. I need glass's.
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Old 01-10-22, 10:13 PM
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hey Arwon
nice genuine hat badge and very collectable
i assume you have researched uncle Keith?
what did he do in the war?
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Old 03-10-22, 12:22 AM
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Found his records in the Australian Archives
INNES, KEITH LYELL
Australian Army NX193305 (N266606)
Before the war he was a hospital wardsman
Then enlisted as Sapper in the
2/1 AUSTRALIAN MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
Later was transferred to
2/4 Aust General Hospital in Borneo
Returned home in 1946
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Old 03-10-22, 01:00 AM
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Found his records in the Australian Archives
INNES, KEITH LYELL
Australian Army NX193305 (N266606)
Before the war he was a hospital wardsman
Then enlisted as Sapper in the
2/1 AUSTRALIAN MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
Later was transferred to
2/4 Aust General Hospital in Borneo
Returned home in 1946
He is on the far left in the photo
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