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Old 26-09-21, 04:35 AM
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Default Is there a way to tell if a badge is from WW1 or WW2?

I recently started collecting militaria, and I bought these two badges from a U.K. online shop. They were listed as WW1/WW2. Is there a way I can be more specific than that? They are from the South Staffordshire Regiment and the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. I bought them from dearoldblighty.com.
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Old 26-09-21, 04:22 PM
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They could be between 1906 to 1950's.
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Old 27-09-21, 12:00 AM
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For what it is worth, I would take the KSLI to probably be a WW1 era badge by the slider. The S. Staffs probably later. Neither are earlier than WW1 in my opinion.

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Old 27-09-21, 12:07 AM
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For what it is worth, I would take the KSLI to probably be a WW1 era badge by the slider. The S. Staffs probably later. Neither are earlier than WW1 in my opinion.

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What about the slider indicates WW1?
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Old 27-09-21, 02:48 PM
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What about the slider indicates WW1?
The overall shape and crimp mark is generally typical of badges from that period, but this is not always certain.

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"Vertical Shanks" (popularly known as sliders) were introduced in March 1906 - details in War Office papers in the National Archives.
(However, loops were common in the 1930s as 'sliders' were not very usable on side caps or - later berets.)


Regarding the S Staffs and KSLI, they were authorised in (respectively) 1901 and 1898 - but both had sliders affixed in 1906.
They were still in use by 1939 - probably in the 1950


.... as Alan said !

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