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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to Acting Corporal Hugh Jones, Worcestershire Regiment

SWB officially impressed B274239 to A/ Corpl, Hugh Jones, Worcestershire Regiment. An unmarked silver circlet inscribed 'For King And Empire Services Rendered' bearing crowned 'GRI' Imperial Cypher to voided centre. In good condition, dark toned, with original C clasp (some twisting but still functional) and pin. Circa 32mm in diameter. Copy of SWB roll entry (as well as the CD ROM version) and a copy of WW1 Medal Index Card (MIC) to be supplied.

47879 Hugh Jones, of the Worcestershire Regiment enlisted 4th September 1917 and was discharged on the 29th July 1919, aged 29, on account of sickness. He did not serve overseas so this is most probably his only medal entitlement.

Approximately 1,150,000 badges were issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved.

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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to Private Charles Hanson, Army Service Corps (ASC)

A first pattern SWB officially impressed 216884 awarded to Private Charles Hanson, Army Service Corps (ASC). An unmarked silver circlet inscribed 'For King And Empire Services Rendered' bearing crowned 'GRI' Imperial Cypher to voided centre. In very good condition, dark toned, original C clasp and pin. Circa 32mm in diameter. Copy of CD version of SWB roll entry and copy of WW1 Medal Index Card (MIC) to be supplied.

T4/126718 Pte Charles Hanson, Army Service Corps (ASC). He served overseas and was entitled to a 1914-15 Trio, first arriving in France on 13th August 1915. He enlisted on 29th July 1915 and was discharged on 19th July 1917 due to sickness, age not known.

Approximately 1,150,000 badges were issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved. The first pattern SWB was issued between September 1916 and March 1918, and these were of a better quality than most later stampings. Around 335,000 of these early badges were issued to all services.

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Code: 61847Price: 28.00 GBP


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WW2 British Forces Kings Badge for Loyal Service, Normal and Miniature Patterns

Introduced in 1941, circa 26mm and 18mm in diameter respectively struck in white metal, the smaller one has more of a chrome finish. The King's Badge was awarded to British Forces personnel who had been invalided out of the services during WW2 and were entitled to a war disablement pension. They were both unnamed and unnumbered. In good condition. See items 55610 58299 and 60126, for a single example of the larger of the two.

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Code: 61839Price: 10.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to the Royal Navy - RN5920

A first pattern SWB impressed RN 5920 issued to a member of the Royal Navy. With east-west pin and clasp. Pin fittings are replacements. Circa 43,000 SWBs were awarded to the Royal Navy, less than 4% of all the approximately 1,150,000 issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved.

The first pattern SWB was issued between September 1916 and March 1918, and these were of a better quality than most later stampings. Around 335,000 of these early badges were issued to all services, and probably less than ten thousand 1st pattern awards to the Royal Navy.

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Code: 61771Price: 40.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) C59450 CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Issue

A SWB impressed C 59450 issued to a member of either the CEF or Canadian Militia serving at home. With original pin and clasp. Silver dark toned otherwise in very good condition.

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Code: 61770Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to the Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force - RAF 1108 - Ony Circa 10,000 Issued

A SWB impressed RAF 1108 issued to a member of the RFC / Royal Air Force . With original and functional pin and clasp. Only circa 10,000 SWBs were issued to the RFC / Royal Air Force , less than 1% of all of those issued of the approximately 1,150,000 badges issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved. Replacement pin. Small ring remaining on letter 'I'in the monogram; the remains of a safety chain, now absent. Rare.

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Code: 61769Price: 65.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) C46648 CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force Issue

A SWB impressed C 46648 issued to a member of either the CEF or Canadian Militia serving at home. With original pin and clasp. Silver cleaned and in very good condition.

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Code: 61768Price: 35.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to the Royal Navy)- RN41138 - Only 43,000 issued

A SWB impressed RN 41138 issued to a member of the Royal Navy . With original and functional pin and clasp. Only circa 43,000 SWBs were issued to the RFC / Royal Air Force , less than 4% of all of those issued of the approximately 1,150,000 badges issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved. In good condition with original pin fixings. Scarce.

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Code: 61767Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) SA4692 South African Forces - 1st Pattern Issue

A first pattern SWB impressed SA 4692 issued to a member of the South African forces. With original east-west pin and clasp. Silver dark toned otherwise in very good condition.

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Code: 61766Price: 45.00 GBP


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WW1 Silver War Badge (SWB) to Robert Hughes, Cheshire Regiment and Royal Welsh Fusiliers

SWB officially impressed B194088 to Private Robert Hughes, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. An unmarked silver circlet inscribed 'For King And Empire Services Rendered' bearing crowned 'GRI' Imperial Cypher to voided centre. In good condition, dark toned, original C clasp, pin original but some bends to it. Circa 32mm in diameter. Copy of CD version of SWB roll entry and copy of WW1 Medal Index Card (MIC) to be supplied.

243560 Pte Robert Hughes, enlisted pre-war on the 8th November1915 and was discharged on 24th April 1919 due to sickness, aged 30. His MIC confirms he did serve overseas and was entitled to a BWM and VM, and prior to serving with the RWF served with the Cheshire Regiment (as Pte No 3938 and renumbered as 201436).

Approximately 1,150,000 badges were issued to all services, which had to be claimed and then approved.

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Code: 61702Price: 35.00 GBP

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