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BADGES

Title

War Munition Volunteer

Object Name

Badge

Maker

J R Gaunt & Son Ltd (Primary maker)

Date Made

c. 1916
c. 1916

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

War Munition with half moon fastening. A crowned shield on which crossed cannon. Round the shield a scroll inscribed "War Munition Volunteer". Warranted fire gilt. Numbered 99846. These badges were issued by the Ministry of Munitions (MoM) to identify persons considered necessary for war work. The badge also identified the wearer as being exempt from call-up to active service. All war worker badges were tightly regulated and controlled with each one individually numbered and issued with a personal certificate. War worker badges were requested by companies from the MoM and in turn would present the badge to their individual employees. This War Munition Volunteer badge was in use from 1916 and intended for skilled men not already allocated to other ‘vital’ war work.

Materials

gilt brass

Place Collected


Catalogue Number

BELUM.O28.1975

Copyright

National Museums NI