Summary

Fundraising badge issued by the Limbless Soldiers Association, Victoria, in 1928.

The Limbless Soldiers Association existed from at least 1915, during World War I, when it made representations to the Federal Government regarding the preservation of jobs of limbless soldiers, and the 'compulsory' employment of a percentage of disabled ex-soldiers by large employers. It also argued that limbless soldiers' associations should be regarded as charitable organisations for the purpose of donations. Limbless soldiers' associations were set up in many states, including Victoria.

Physical Description

Round badge with pin on back. The obverse has at the centre within a crowned white triangle, VIC; in blue on triangle, LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION; around above, PROVIDENT FUND APPEAL; below, 1928; between the triangle and the date is a white panel with the number 23761 in faded red.

Obverse Description

At the centre within a crowned white triangle, VIC; in blue on triangle, LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION; around above, PROVIDENT FUND APPEAL; below, 1928; between the triangle and the date is a white panel with the number 23761 in faded red.

Reverse Description

Plain

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