Merchant Service War Badge manufactured by Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, circa 1919.
The badge was issued for servies rendered at sea.
A gilt bronze badge. The obverse features the Australian flag set within a circular border with the legend, MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .; below on ribbon, FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA. The reverse has the makers name, STOKES & SONS / MELBOURNE and has been stamped, 1662
Australian flag set within a circular border with the legend, 'MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA .'; below on ribbon, 'FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA'.
Makers name, 'STOKES & SONS / MELBOURNE'; stamped below, '1662'. The lug for mounting on clothes has been removed.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
circa 1919 AD
MERCHANT SERVICE WAR BADGE . AUSTRALIA . FOR SERVICE RENDERED AT SEA STOKES & SONS MELBOURNE 1662
Type of item
34 mm (Width), 35 mm (Height)