Summary

Volunteered For Active Service Medically Unfit badge issued 1918-1919. The number '64157' relates to a register of medically unfit people in the 3rd Military District 1918-1921.

This type of badge was issued by the Australia Department of Defence between 1915 and 1919 to people who had volunteered for active service outside Australia since 1 July 1915 but were deemed medically unfit by a certified medical officer. It was worn to show others that the person had attempted to take up active duty but had been denied on medical grounds. The number '64157' relates to a register of medically unfit people in the 3rd Military District 1918-1921.

The Third Military District covered all of Victoria and some of southern New South Wales. It was based in Melbourne.

Physical Description

Round metal badge with Australian Coat of Arms in center.

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