Fundraising badge issued by the Limbless Soldiers Association, Victoria, in 1928.
The Limbless Soldiers Association of Victoria was formed in 1921. In 1934 the Association 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. (Advocate, Burnie, Fri 20 July 1934, p.7). Limbless soldiers' associations were set up in many other states.
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.
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.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
C. H. Stevens - Limbless Soldiers Association of Victoria
The Association's inaugural badge design was 'submitted' by C. H. Stevens. C. H. Stevens, Limbless Soldiers' Association of Victoria Official History, 1921-1971, 1971, p.10
LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION VIC PROVIDENT FUND APPEAL 1928 23761
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 22 mm (Outside Diameter)
C. H. Stevens, 1971. Limbless Soldiers' Association of Victoria : official history, 1921-1971. 1934 'Disabled Returned Soldiers.', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 20 July, p. 7. , viewed 04 Apr 2018, [Link 1]