WW1 Silver Wound Badge – No. 517465
The Silver Wound Badge was issued in the United Kingdom and the British Empire to service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness from military service in World War I. The large sterling silver lapel badge was intended to be worn on civilian clothes.
It is decorated with the words “The King And Empire, Services Rendered” round the rim & it bears the royal cipher of "GRI" (for Georgius Rex Imperator; George, King and Emperor) with the Kings crown to centre.
The reverse is stamped with personnel number “517465”.
Each badge was uniquely numbered on the reverse. The War Office maintained a register recording which serviceman each one had been issued to in United Kingdom and the governments of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Rhodesia maintained their own registers of issue (which were copied to the War Office in London to provide it with an Imperial master-record).
~ Dimensions ~
The badge has a diameter of 3.2cm (1 ¼ inches).
It weighs 8.3g.
~ Condition ~
The badge is in good condition