Badge, made of brass, identifing a wearer who has returned from active military service. Round badge with a crown crest and rising sun design. Two loops on back for attaching to garment with pins or similar.
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Military defence forces
Brass (Metals - Non-Ferrous)
History and use
This Returned From Active Service badge was given to World War 1 veteran Francis James Mouland. It is part of a collection relating to the World War 1 and 2 service of Mouland, and the World War 2 service of Ellen Margaret Mouland nee Swan. Francis James Mouland enlisted in 1917, returning to Queensland in 1919 after active service in France. Two of his three brothers also served in the War; the Mouland family was one of the fortunate ones where all sons returned home, having survived the War. Francis went on to join the Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) in World War 2, and his wife Ellen joined an Air Raid Precautions team (ARP) as an Air Raid Warden.
Mouland, Francis James (b.1898, d.1988)