Red Cross Society Members Badge

Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Round badge with crown crest; hinge, pin & hook fastening on back; white field charged with red cross all within a blue border. Border has inscription in gold, crest is gold crown with red between arches, fields & charges with gold edging.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil red cross
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Measurements
22 x 16 x 7
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Enamel (Surface Treatments)
History and use
Red Cross as we know it today commenced operation in Australia in 1914 with the primary aim of sending care parcels to World War 1 troops. The service quickly expanded to provide a range of services including medical transport of patients and equipment and a tracing and messaging service for contacting military personnel. Post-war, the emphasis was on relief efforts and medical care for returned servicemen.
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N7158

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