Hat badge: Rising Sun - Private E Keen, 4 Machine Gun Battalion, AIF

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number REL28403
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Brass
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1914-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

British manufactured Australian Army general service 'Rising Sun' hat badge with a slide fitting on the back.

History / Summary

Associated with 3882 Lance Corporal Ernest George Keen. Keen was born in Sufflok, England and emigrated to Australia in the early 1900s. He enlisted on 16 September 1915 and served with the Fourth Machine Gun Battalion in France. He was wounded in 1917 and spent his convalescence at Nethercourt House, Ramsgate, Kent, where it is likely that he acquired this badge. He returned to Australia on 3 September 1919.