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Discharge badge awarded to Private E G Gibbs, 9th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment, 1918

Also known as the Silver War Badge, these were awarded to servicemen who were discharged from the military during World War One (1914-1918) as unfit due to wounds or sickness. If the recipient had served in an overseas theatre of war it was accompanied by a King's Certificate. The badge and certificate allowed non-uniformed men to prove they were not avoiding military service and thus prevented harassment by pro-war members of the public or other military personnel.

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NAM. 1993-11-45-2


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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