Female relative’s badge

Female relative’s badges were given to wives and mothers to recognise the service of their loved ones. The bars below each badge indicated how many relatives they had serving overseas.

One type of badge was issued for the nearest female relative of soldiers, airmen, nurses and masseuses, while another was given to those who had family serving in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). 

How do you think wives and mothers may have felt about receiving a female relative’s badge? 

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