Badge, Children of the Yser
Badge, Red Cross "The African World London Children of the Yser 1915", pin on reverse
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil button badge
Printed tin; blue yellow, red, white
History and use
Information about this badge is very sketchy. The Yser region was in the centre of the battles in Belgium in 1914, and from about October that year children were evacuated from the area to escape the escalating war. In 1915 the London-based journal ‘The African World’ helped to raise funds for clothing for the young evacuees. This badge was presumably produced by the Red Cross to raise funds for the evacuation.