Summary

Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

World War I-era pressed tin fundraising badge - 'King George's Day'. The badge features an image of George V , who was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1910 to 1936.

One of 24 fundraising badges attached to a black velvet ribbon. Purchased and collected by the donor's great-grandmother, Mrs LIllie Mary Hollinger, in Melbourne (probably Canterbury).

Badges were worn or displayed on ribbons during and after World War I, commemorating involvement in the war effort and expressing patriotism. They were generally made to raise funds for particular causes, including comforts and medical aid for those serving overseas; assisting widows and children of deceased soldiers; and assisting with the purchase of aids and treatment for soldiers who returned with disabilities.

Physical Description

Circular badge with a mottled blue background and features the image of King George V. Inscribed around border. The paper image covering the facing side of the badge is damaged by rust. The back of the badge is a dull tin with minor rust. A bent nail has been utilised as the pin and is attached through a hole in the back of the badge.

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