Female Relative's Badge : Mrs Mary Stone

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL30287
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Silver-plated Metal
Maker Amor Pty Ltd
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Circular badge with a wreath surmounted by a King's Crown. Inside is a map of Australian surrounded by another wreath and the words 'TO THE WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA'. A bar with one brass star is suspended from the main body. The star represents the number of relatives involved in the war effort. The reverse is impressed with the serial number'A260123' and the maker's details.

History / Summary

Female Relatives Badge issued to Mary Stone of Bathurst, NSW, the mother of NX56099 Corporal Ronald Charles Stone. Stone was born in 1918 in Bathurst and enlisted in Paddington, NSW, on 3 July 1940. He served in Malaya with 2/19 Battalion and was killed in action on 9 February 1942.