Presentation fob : Australian Red Cross Society

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number REL31748
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Brass; Copper
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Brass presentation watch fob with a decorative scrolled edge. The bottom is edged with laurel leaves and the top, which bears a ring for attachment to a watch chain, is surmounted by a small rising sun. A band across the bottom is engraved '1918'. There is an inset copper disc in the centre with raised lettering around the rim 'AUSTRALIAN CONVALECENT DEPOT'. The centre of the disc is engraved 'BOXING'. The back of the fob has a smooth finish and a circle of raised lettering 'PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS SOCY'. Inside the circle is 'WON BY' but the name has not been filled in.

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