The Silver War Badge was a First World War badge authorised for issue to members of the armed forces of the British empire. It was granted to those who had served since 4 August 1914. In the case of officers the badge was issued to those who had retired or relinquished their commissions. The badge was issued to other ranks who had been discharged on account of age, wounds or sickness, such as would render them permanently unfit for further service.
Silver War Badge
The badge is circular in shape with the words "For King and empire" and "Services rendered" around the rim, and a voided cipher and crown of King George V in the centre. The reverse has a hinged vertical pin.
- Supplement to The Argus, 11 April 1942
- Collection Search
- Registers of Issued Medals and Badges 1939-45 War, 1914-18 War [archival series MT1384/2]
This archival series held at the Melbourne office of the National Archives of Australia can be used to identify who medals and badges were issued to.