Lapel badge: Female relatives badge, Australia, - Mrs E Bruce

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number REL29306
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Whitemetal
Maker G & E Rodd
Place made Australia
Date made 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Female Relative badge. 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 two stars is suspended from the main body. The stars represent the number of relatives involved in the war effort. The reverse is impressed with the serial number'60396' and the maker's details.

History / Summary

Worn by Mrs Eliza Bruce, mother of NX29690 Gunner Leonard Leslie Bruce who was killed in action on 23 January 1942 whilst serving in Malaya with 2/15 Australian Field Regiment. The second star on the badge may relate to Gordon, another son of Mrs Bruce.

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