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Collections - Medals & Badges

Silver War Badge

Whilst the 'Silver War Badge' is a badge issued to soldiers who were discharged due to sickness or wounds in the First World War, it may also be recorded as a 'medal' in so far that it was issued from a roll, and each badge has a unique serial number.


Silver War Badge awarded to Private William Thompson, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO1898/08

Silver War Badges in the Museum's Collection:

bulletPrivate Albert Beardwood, number 36143, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted 27 August 1917 and discharged 26 March 1919.  KO1319/03
bulletPrivate Charles Eyres, number 17552, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted 5 September 1914 and discharged wounded 19 February 1919.  KO1939/04
bulletPrivate Alfred Hodgson, number 22131, 6th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted on 18 February 1916 and discharged 20 September 1919 due to sickness.  KO2931/01
bulletSergeant Matthew Hughes, number 2492 & 240699, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted 8 September 1914 and discharged, wounded, 23 March 1919.  KO1820/12
bulletPrivate Adam Houghton Moon, number 241886, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted 11 December 1915 and discharged, wounded, 5 November 1919.  KO2286/04
bulletPrivate Herbert Pearson, number 36608, 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted 11 December 1915 and discharged 17 March 1919.  KO2705/03
bulletPrivate William Thompson, number 2801 & 240878, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Enlisted 5 September 1914 and discharged, wounded, 19 February 1919.  KO1898/08

The museum holds a full transcript of the Silver War Badge Roll for the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  The roll shows the soldiers details including name, rank, date of enlistment and date of discharge.  Reason for discharge is usually shown, but this may simply be one of two things: "Wound" or "Sick".

 

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