Female Relatives Badge : Mrs E A Cave

Accession Number REL24261.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Brass, White metal
Maker G & E Rodd
Date made 1940-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

A circular silver badge with an Imperial crown at the top. In the centre of the badge is a map of Australia surrounded by a wreath then the words "TO THE WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA". The edge of the badge is also a wreath meeting at the crown. Suspended below is a bar with four bronze stars. Badge number is A40065.

History / Summary

Each star on the Female Relatives badge represents a son or relative on active service. Worn by the donor's mother Mrs Elsie Cave of Rockhampton, Queensland, for her four sons, all serving with the Australian Army. Q269217 George Royston Cave, enlisted 17 March 1942, aged 34; QX12281 Walter Charles Cave, enlisted 11 July 1940, aged 27; QX49544 Norman Edward Cave, enlisted 23 February 1943 aged 27, who had previously served with the Queensland Militia as Q36803); and Q114321 Frank James Cave, enlisted 28 November 1941 aged 18. All the Cave sons survived the war and were discharged between January and June 1946.