'Lest We Forget Australia's Heroes Gallipoli' celluloid fundraising badge

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia
Accession Number REL46059
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Brass, Celluloid, Paper
Maker Walter Dillon
Place made Australia: South Australia
Date made c 1916-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Banner-shaped, celluloid coated paper badge, hung from a brass pin mounting. The front face features the words 'LEST WE FORGET' surmounting a map of Australia over a King's crown and a wreath, overlaid by scrolls bearing the words 'AUSTRALIA'S HEROES GALLIPOLI', followed by the caption 'April 25th 1915'. The design is in full colour. The reverse is marked with the maker's details: 'WALTER DILLON SOUTHWARK SOUTH AUSTRALIA' .

History / Summary

Specific history unknown. Most likely sold as a patriotic fundraiser on Anzac Day in 1916, 1917 or 1918 in South Australia.